Bibliography of all the books and articles that go into the making of this site, contained in headings for ease of access.

1 – Medieval Women
2 – The Tudors
3 – Women in the Church/Saints
4 – Mistresses/Prostitution
5 – History on Film
6 – Joan of Arc
7 – Robin Hood

1.Medieval Women

P.J.P. Goldberg, Women, Work and Life Cycle in a Medieval Economy, (Clarendon Press, 1992)

Henrietta Leyser, Medieval Women: A Social History of Women in England 450-1500, (Pheonix, 2002)

Edith Ennen, The Medieval Woman, (Basil Blackwell Ltd, 1989)

Ed. Amt, E. Women’s Lives in Medieval Europe: A Sourcebook, (Routledge, 1993).

Ed. Greenwood, A. Selections from the Paston Letters, (G. Bell and Sons Ltd, 1920).

Ward, J. English Noblewomen in the Later Middle Ages, (Longman Group, 1992).

Heer, F. The Medieval World: Europe 1100-1350, (Weidenfeld and Nicholson, 1993).

Ward, J. Women in Medieval Europe 1200-1500, (Pearson Education Ltd. 2002)

Moriarty, C. The Voice of The Middle Ages: In Personal Letters 1100-1500, (Lennard Publishing, 1989).

Leyser, H. Medieval Women: A Social History of Women in England 450-1500, (Pheonix Press, 1996).

Archer, R, ‘How ladies…who live on their manors ought to manage their households and estates.’ Women as Landholders and Administrators in the Later Middle Ages’, in Woman is a Worthy Wight: Women in English Society 1200-1500 ed. Goldberg, P.J.P. (Alan Sutton Publishing, 1992), pp. 149-182

Maddern, P. ‘Honour among the Pastons: gender and integrity in fifteenth century English provincial society.’ Journal of Medieval History 14 (1988) pp 357-373

Herhily, D. ‘Land, Family and Women in Continental Europe 701-1200,’ in Women in Medieval Society ed. Stuard, S. (University of Pennsylvania Press 1976). Pp 13-47

Walker, S. ‘Widow and Ward: The Feudal Law of Child Custody in Medieval England.’ in Women in Medieval Society ed. Stuard, S. (University of Pennsylvania Press 1976).pp 159-173

Lander, J. R. ‘Family, ‘Friends’ and Politics in Fifteenth Century England’ in Kings and Nobles in the Later Middle Ages ed Griffiths, R. And Sherborne, J. (Alan Sutton Publishing, 1986). Pp27-41

Todd, B. ‘The Remarrying Widow: a Stereotype Reconsidered’ in Women in English Society 1500-1800 ed. Prior, M. (Methuan and Co. 1986). Pp 54-86.

Ed. Crawford, A. Letters of the Queens of England (Sutton Publishing 2002)

Ed. Parsons, J.C. Medieval Queenship (Sutton Publishing 1998)

Bartlett, R. England under the Norman and Angevin Kings 1075-1225 (Oxford University Press 2000)

Huneycutt, L. Matilda of Scotland: A Study in Medieval Queenship (The Boydell Press 2003)

Stafford, P. Queens, Concubines and Dowagers (Leicester University Press 1998)

Huneycutt, L. ‘The Idea of the Perfect Princess: the life of St Margaret in the reign of Matilda II’ Anglo Norman Studies XII (1989)

Makowski, E. ‘The conjugal debt and medieval canon law’ Journal of Medieval History 3 (1977)

Stafford, P. ‘Cherchez la femme, Queens, Queen’s Lance and Nunneries; Missing Links in the foundation of Reading Abbey.’ History Volume 85 (2000)

Werheimer, L. ‘Adeliza of Louvain and Anglo Norman Queenship’ Haskins Society Journal 7 (1995)

2. The Tudors

George Wyatt, The Papers of George Wyatt Esq. Ed. D. Loades, Camden Fourth Series Volume 5 (London Offices of the Royal Historical Society, 1968)

The Love Letters of Henry VIII, Ed. Jasper Ridley (Cassell, 1988)

George Cavendish, The Life and Death of Cardinal Wolsey, Ed. R.S Sylvester (Oxford University Press, 1959)

David Starkey, The Inventory of Henry VIII (Harvey Miller Publishers, 1998)

R. Steele, Kings’ Letters: From the early Tudors with the letters of Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn (Alexander Moring Ltd, 1904)

The Letters of King Henry VIII: a selection, with a few other documents, Ed. M. St Clare Byrne (Cassell, 1968)

Letters and Papers, Foreign and Domestic of the Reign of Henry VIII, ed, J. S Brewer et al, 5 volumes (Longman, Green, Longman and Roberts, 1862-1882)

The Privy Purse Expenses of King Henry VIII Ed. Nicholas Harris Nicolas (W. Pickering, 1827)

Baldwin, D. Elizabeth Woodville: Mother of the Princes in the Tower (Sutton Publishing, 2004)

Bayani, D. Jasper Tudor: Godfather of the Tudor Dynasty (MadeGlobal Publishing, 2015)

Bengar, E. Memoirs of Anne Boleyn (Abraham Small, 1822)

Borman, T. Elizabeth’s Women (Vintage, 2010)

Childe-Pemberton, W.S. Elizabeth Blount and Henry VIII: with some account of her surroundings (Everleigh Nash, 1913)

Denny, J. Katherine Howard: A Tudor Conspiracy (Portrait, 2005)

Dutton, R. English Court Life (B.T Batsford Ltd. 1963)

Fox, J. Jane Boleyn: The Infamous Lady Rochford (Pheonix, 2008)

Fraser, A. The Six Wives of Henry VIII (Pheonix Press, 2002)

Gross, P. M. Jane The Quene, Third Consort of Henry VIII (The Edwin Mellen Press, 1991)

Ives, E. The Life and Death of Anne Boleyn (Blackwell Publishing, 2005)

MacGibbon, D. Elizabeth Woodville (Richard Clay and Company, 1938)

Morris, C. The Tudors (Fontana, 1966)

Penn, T. Winter King (Allen Lane, 2011)

Perry, M. Sisters to the King (Andre Deustch, 2007)

Plowden, A. Lady Jane Grey: Nine Day Queen (The History Press, 2004)

Plowden, A. Tudor Women: Queens and Commoners (Sutton Publishing, 1998)

Prescott, H.F.M. Mary Tudor: The Spanish Tudor (Pheonix, 2003)

Strickland, A. Lives of the Queens of England (Colburn and Company, 1851)

Starkey, D. The Reign of Henry VIII: Personalities and Politics (George Philip, 1985)

Starkey, D. Six Wives: The Queens of Henry VIII (Vintage, 2004)

Starkey, D. Henry: Virtuous Prince (HarperPress, 2008)

Warnicke, R. M. The Rise and Fall of Anne Boleyn (Canto, 1991)

Weir, A. The Lady in the Tower: The Fall of Anne Boleyn (Vintage, 2010)

Weir, A. The Six Wives of Henry VIII (Pimlico, 1992)

Williams, N. Henry VIII and his Court (Weidenfeld and Nicholson, 1971)

3. Women in the Church/Female Saints

Ashton, G., The Generation of Identity in Late Medieval Hagiography: Speaking the Saint (London: Routledge, 2000)

Bataille, G., Erotism: Death and Sensuality trans. Dalwood, M. (San Francisco: City Lights Books, 1986)

Baring-Gould, S. and Fisher, J. Lives of the British Saints: the saints of Wales and Cornwall and such Irish saints as have dedications in Britain 4 Volumes (London: Charles J. Clark 1907-1913)

Berger, T. ‘Femininity and Sanctity: Where Gender Constructions and Hagiography Meet’ A Cloud of Witnesses: the cult of saints in past and present ed. Barnard, M. Post, P. and Rose, E. (Louvain: Peeters, 2005) 63-78

Bernau, A. Evans R. and Salih, S., Medieval Virginities (Cardiff: University of Wales Press, 2003)

Brown, P., The Body and Society: Men, Women and Sexuality in Early Christianity (London: Faber and Faber, 1991)

Carlson, C. L. and Weisl, A. J., Constructions of Widowhood and Virginity in the Middle Ages (New York: MacMillan Press, 1999)

Cartwright, J., Feminine Sanctity and Spirituality in Medieval Wales (Cardiff: University of Wales Press, 2008)

Coakley, J. W., Women, Men and Spiritual Power: Female Saints and their Male Collaborators (New York: Columbia University Press, 2006)

Davies, O., Celtic Christianity in Early Medieval Wales: The Origins of the Spiritual Tradition (Cardiff: University of Wales Press, 1996)

Delaney, C., ‘The Meaning of Paternity and the Virgin Birth Debate’, MAN, Vol. 21. No. 3. (September 1986), 494-513. Available at (Accessed: 9th March 2011)

Doble, G.H., Lives of the Welsh Saints, ed. D. Simon Evans (Cardiff: University of Wales, 1971)

Dor, J., Johnson, L. and Wogan-Browne, J., New Trends in Feminine Spirituality: The Holy Women of Liege and their Impact (Turnhout: Brepols, 1999)

Edwards, A.S.G., ‘Fifteenth Century English Collections of Female Saints’ Lives’, A Yearbook of English Studies, Vol 33. (2003), 131-141. Available at (Accessed: 9th March 2011)

Freeman, T. S. and Mayer, T. M., Martyrs and Martyrdom in England c1400-1700 (Woodbridge: The Boydell Press, 2007)

Gray, M. ‘Winifred and Cadoc: Heroes or Villains?’, The Western Mail, 21 March 2011

Gould, G. ‘Women in the Writings of the Fathers: Language Belief and Reality,’ Women and the Church. Ed. W. Sheils and D. Wood, Studies in Church History, 27. (Oxford: Blackwell, 1990)

Heffernan, T. J., Saints and their Biographers in the Middle Ages (New York: Oxford University Press, 1992)

Henken, E. R., The Welsh Saints: A Study in Patterned Lives (Cambridge: D. S. Brewer, 1991)

Henken, Elissa, ‘The Saint as Folk Hero: Biographical Patterning in Welsh Hagiography’, Celtic Folklore and Christianity: Studies in Memory of William W. Heist, ed. Patrick K. Ford (Los Angeles: McNally and Loftin Publishers, 1983)

Ide, A. F., Martyrdom of Women (Las Colinas: Tangelwüld Press, 1998)

Joly, H., The Psychology of the Saints (London: Duckworth and Co. 1898)

Kitchen, J., Saints Lives and the Rhetoric of Gender: Male and Female in Merovingian Hagiography (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1998)

Lewis, K. J., The Cult of St. Katherine of Alexandria in Late Medieval England (Suffolk: The Boydell Press, 2000)

Lewis, K. J., Menuge, N.J. and Phillips, K. M., Young Medieval Women (Stroud: Sutton Publishing Ltd. 1999)

Loughlin, G. Queer Theology: Rethinking the Western Body (Oxford: Blackwell Publishing, 2007)

Morris, J., ’Celtic Saints: A Note’, Past and Present, No. 11 (April 1957), 2-16. Available at (Accessed 14th March 2011)

Newman, B., From Virile Woman to Woman Christ (Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1995)

Oliver, J., ‘’Gothic’ Women and Merovingian Desert Mothers’, Gesta, Vol. 32. No. 2. (1993), 124-134. Available at (Accessed 9th March 2011)

Phillips, K., Medieval Maidens: Young Women and Gender in England 1270-1540 (Manchester: Manchester University Press, 2003)

Riley, G. J., One Jesus Many Christs (Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 2000)

Saunders, C.J., Rape and Ravishment in the Literature of Medieval England (Cambridge: D.S Brewer, 2001)

Smith, K. A., ‘Mary or Michael? Saint Switching, Gender and Sanctity in a Medieval Miracle of Childbirth’, Church History, vol. 74 No. 4 (December 2005), 758-783. Available at (Accessed: 9th March 2011)

Spencer, R., A Guide to the Saints of Wales and the West Country (Felinfach: Llanerch Enterprises, 1991)

Walker, D., A History of the Church in Wales (Penarth: Church in Wales Publications, 1990)

Warner, M., Alone of All Her Sex: the myth and cult of the Virgin Mary (London: Pan Books, 1985)

Wells, B.W., ‘Celtic Saints and Romantic Fiction’, The Sewanne Review, Vol. 2. No. 1. (November 1893), 17-32. Available at (Accessed 14th March 2011)

Wogan-Browne, J. Saints’ Lives and Women’s Literary Culture: Virginity and its Authorisations (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2001)

Wogan-Browne, J. and Burgess, G.S., Virgin Lives and Holy Deaths: Two exemplary biographies for Anglo-Normal Women (London: Everyman, 1996)

Wyn Evans, J., and Wooding, J. M., St. David of Wales: Cult, Church and Nation (Woodbridge: The Boydell Press, 2007)

4. Mistresses/Prostitution

Crosland, M. Madame de Pompadour: Sex, Culture and Power (Sutton Publishing, 2002)

Hardy, A. The King’s Mistresses (Evans Brothers Ltd, 1980)

Herman, E. Sex With Kings (Harper Perennial, 2005)

Herman, E. Sex With the Queen (Harper Collins, 2006)

Jenkins, E. Six Criminal Women (Sampson Low, 1949)

Lucraft, J. Katherine Swynford: The History of a Medieval Mistress (Sutton Publishing, 2006)

Rappoport, A. S. Royal Lovers and Mistresses (The Navarre Society, 1924)

Somerset, A. Ladies in Waiting: From the Tudors to the Present Day (Pheonix, 2005)

Sova, D. The Encyclopaedia of Mistresses (Robson Books, 2001)

Weir, A. Katherine Swynford (Vintage, 2008)

James A. Brundage, Law, Sex and Christian Society in Medieval Europe, (University of Chicago Press, 1987)

Ruth Mazo Karras, Common Women: Prostitution and Sexuality in Medieval England, (Oxford University Press, 1998)

James A. Brundage, ‘Sex and Canon Law’ in Handbook of Medieval Sexuality ed. Vern L. Bullough and James A. Brundage (Garland Publishing, 1996) pp 33-51

Ruth Mazo Karras, ‘Prostitution in Medieval Europe’ in Handbook of Medieval Sexuality ed. Vern L. Bullough and James A. Brundage (Garland Publishing, 1996) pp 243-261

Barbara A. Hanawalt, ‘The Female Felon in Fourteenth Century’ in Women in Medieval Society, ed. Susan Stuard (The University of Pennsylvania Press, 1976) pp 125-141

Ann J. Kettle, ‘Ruined Maids: Prostitutes and Serving Girls in Later Medieval England’ in Matrons and Marginal Women in Medieval Society ed. Robert R. Edwards and Vickie Ziegler (The Boydell Press, 1995) pp 19-33

P.J.P Goldberg, ‘Women’s Work, Women’s Role in the Later Medieval North,’ in Profit, Piety and the Professions in Later Medieval England ed. Michael Hicks (Alan Sutton Publishing, 1990) pp 34-51

Jane Tibbetts Schulenberg, ‘Saints’ Lives as a Source for the History of Women 500-1100’ in Medieval Women and the Sources of Medieval History ed. Joel T. Rosenthal (The University of Georgia Press, 1990) pp 285-321

5. History on Film

Aberth, John, A Knight at the Movies: Medieval History on Film, (Routledge, 2003)

Finke, Laurie A. & Schitman, Martin B. Cinematic Illuminations: The Middle Ages on Film, (The John Hopkins University Press, 2010)

Harty, Kevin J. The Reel Middle Ages: Films about Medieval Europe, (McFarland and Company Inc. 1999)

Haydock, Nikolas, Movie Medievalism: The Imaginary Middle Ages, (McFarland & Company Inc. 2008)

Hughes-Warrington, Marnie, History Goes to the Movies: Studying History on Film, (Routledge, 2007)

Ed. Short, K.R.M, Feature Films as History, (Croom Helm Ltd, 1981)

Rosenstone, Robert A. History on Film/Film on History, (Pearson Education Ltd. 2006)

6. Joan of Arc

DeVries, Kelly ‘A Woman as Leader of Men: Joan of Arc’s Military Career’ in Fresh Verdicts on Joan of Arc, ed. Wheeler, Bonnie & Wood, Charles T. (Garland Publishing Inc. 1996) pp 3-19

Buby, Georges, France in the Middle Ages 987 – 1460, trans. Juliet Vale (Blackwell, 1991)

Raknem, Ingvald, Joan of Arc in History, Legend and Literature, (Universitestsforlaget, 1971)

Scott, W.S. Jeanne d’Arc (Harrap & Co. Ltd. 1974)

Warner, Marina, Joan of Arc: The Image of Female Heroism, (Weidenfeld and Nicolson, 1981)

7. Robin Hood

Bellamy, J. Robin Hood: An Historical Enquiry, (Croom Helm Ltd. 1985)

Burt, Richard, ‘Border Skirmishes: weaving around the Bayeaux Tapestry and cinema in ‘Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves’ and ‘El Cid’’ in Medieval Film ed. Bernau, Anke & Bildhauer, Bettina (Manchester University Press, 2009) pp 158-182

Denby, David, ‘Rambo Hood’, New York Magazine, 24th June 1991

Knight, Stephen, Robin Hood: A Complete Study of the English Outlaw, (Blackwell, 1994)