Suggested Reading List

N.B. This list is by no means comprehensive and is a work in progress.
Suggestions and comments are most welcome


Ayton, Andrew. Knights and Warhorses: Military Service and the English Aristocracy Under Edward III. Boydell, 1994.

Barber, Richard. Edward Prince of Wales and Aquitaine: A Biography of the Black Prince. Allen Lane, 1978.

Barber, Richard. The Life and Campaigns of the Black Prince from Contemporary Letters, Diaries, and Chronicles. Folio Society, 1979.

Barber, Richard. The Reign of Chivalry. St. Martin's Press, 1980.

Barber, Richard. The Knight and Chivalry. Boydell, 1970.

Barber, Richard and Juliet Barker. Tournaments: Jousts, Chivalry and Pageants in the Middle Ages. Boydell, 1989.

Barker, Juliet. The Tournament in England 1100-1400. Woodbridge, 1986.

Barnie, John. War in Medieval English Society: Social Values and the Hundred Years War 1337-99. Cornell U., 1974.

Blair, Claude. European Armour. Batsford, 1958.

Bouchard, Constance. Strong of Body, Brave and Noble: Chivalry and Society in Medieval FranceCornell Univ. Press, 1998.

Clephan, R. Coltman. The Medieval Tournament. Methuen & Co., London, 1915, reprint Dover, 1995.

Coss, Peter. The Knight in Medieval England 1000-1400. Alan Sutton, 1993.

Cripps-Day, F.H., The History of the Tournament in England and in France, London, 1918.

Curry, A. and M. Hughes ed. Arms, Armies and Fortifications of the Hundred Years War. Boydell, 1994.

Davis, R.H.C. The Medieval Warhorse. Thames & Hudson, 1989.

Edge, D. and J.M. Paddock. Arms & Armor of the Medieval Knight Crescent, 1988.

Ffoulkes, Charles. The Armourer and his Craft. Dover, 1988.

Gravett, Christopher. Knights at Tournament. Osprey, 1988.

Hopkins, Andrea. Knights. Quarto Publishing, 1990.

Hyland, Anne. The Medieval Warhorse: From Byzantium to the Crusades. Sutton, 1994.

Hyland, Anne. The Warhorse: 1250-1600. Sutton, 1998.

Keen, Maurice. Chivalry. Yale University Press, 1984.

Koch, H. W. Medieval Warfare. Prentice Hall, 1978.

Muhlberger, Steven. Deeds of Arms: Formal combats in the late fourteenth century. Chivalry Bookshelf, 2004.

Muhlberger, Steven. Jousts and Tournaments: Charny and the rules for chivalric sport in fourteenth century France. Chivalry Bookshelf, 2002.

Painter, Sidney. French Chivalry, Chivalric Ideas and Practices in Mediaeval France. Cornell University Press, 1957.

Nicolle, David. Medieval Warfare Source Book, Vol. 1. Arms and Armour, 1995.

Oakeshott, Ewart. Archaeology of Weapons. Lutterworth Press, 1960.

Oakeshott, Ewart. Records of the Medieval Sword. Boydell, 1991.

Oakeshott, Ewart. The Sword in the Age of Chivalry. Boydell, 1991.

de Pizan, Christine (trans. William Caxton). The Book of Fayettes of Arms and of Chyuarly. University Press, London, 1973.

Rossi, Francesco. Mediaeval Arms and Armour. Magna 1990.

Rudorff, Raymond. Knights and the Age of Chivalry. Viking Press, 1974.

Trapp, Oswald Graf. The Armoury of the Castle of Cherbourg. Methuen & Co., 1929.

Trease, Geoffrey. The Condottieri. Holt, Reinhart and Winston, 1971.


Allmand, Christopher. The Hundred Years War: England and France at War c. 1300-c. 1450. Cambridge U., 1988.

Bevan, Bryan. King Richard II. Rubicon, 1990.

Cowie, Leonard. The Black Death and Peasants' Revolt. Wyland Documentary History Series, 1972.

Dobson, R. B. ed. The Peasants' Revolt of 1381, 2nd edition. Macmillan, 1983.

Fowler, Kenneth. The Age of Plantagenet and Valois: The Struggle for Supremacy 1328-1498. Elek, 1967.

Froissart, Jean (trans. Geoffrey Brereton). Chronicles. Penguin, 1978.

Hilton, R. H. and T. H. Aston, eds. The English Rising of 1381. Cambridge U., 1984.

Seward, Desmond. The Hundred Years War: The English in France, 1337-1453. Atheneum, 1978.

Tuchman, Barbara. A Distant Mirror: The Calamitous 14th Century. Knopf, 1978.


Hamilton, Bernard. Religion in the Medieval West. Edward Arnold, 1986.

Pantin, W. A. The English Church in the Fourteenth Century. U. of Toronto, 1980.

Swanson, R. N. Church & Society in Late Medieval England. Blackwell, 1993.

de Voraigne, Jacobus (trans. William Granger Ryan). The Golden Legend: Readings on the Saints. Princeton U., 1993.


Jusserand, J. J. (trans. Lucy Toulmin Smith). English Wayfaring Life in the Middle Ages (XIVth Century). Ernest Benn, 1931.

Ohler, Norbert (trans. Caroline Hillier). The Medieval Traveller. Boydell, 1989.

Rowling, Marjorie. Everyday Life of Medieval Travellers. Dorset Press, 1971.


Britnell, Richard H. The Commercialization of English Society 1000-1500, 2nd edition Manchester U., 1996.

Duby, Georges. Rural Economy and Country Life in the Medieval West. University of Pennsylvania Press, 1998.

Dyer, Christopher. Standards of Living in the Later Middle Ages: Social Change in England c. 1200-1520. Cambridge Medieval Textbooks, 1989.

Kibler, William W. Medieval France: An Encyclopedia. Routledge, 1995.

Spufford, Peter. Money and Its Use in Medieval Europe. Cambridge U., 1988.


Gies, Frances & Joseph. Marriage and the Family in the Middle Ages. Harper & Row,1987.

Hanawalt, Barbara A. The Ties That Bound: Peasant Families in Medieval England. Oxford U., 1986.

Hanawalt, Barbara A. Growing up in Medieval London: The Experience of Childhood in History. Oxford U., 1993.

Herlihy, David. Medieval Households Harvard U., 1985.

Origo, Iris. The Merchant of Prato Folio Society, 1984.

Orme, Nicholas. From Childhood to Chivalry: The Education of the English Kings and Aristocracy 1066-1530. Methuen, 1984.

de Pizan, Christine (trans. Earl Jeffrey Richards). The Book of the City of Ladies. Persea Press, 1993.

de Pizan, Christine (trans. Charity Cannon Willard). The Treasure of the City of Ladies. Bard Hall/Persea, 1989.

Power, Eileen. The Goodman of Paris (Le Menagier de Paris): A Treatise on Moral and Domestic Economy by A Citizen of Paris, c.1393. Harcourt, Brace and Co., 1928. (Paperback - Mar 30, 2006)

Shahar, Shulamith. Childhood in the Middle Ages Routledge, 1992.

Uitz, Erika (trans. Sheila Marnie). The Legend of Good Women: Medieval Women in Towns & Cities Moyer Bell, 1990.

Ward, Jennifer C. English Noblewomen in the Later Middle Ages. Longman Medieval World series, 1992.

Ward, Jennifer C. Women of the English Nobility and Gentry. Manchester U., 1995.

Woolgar, C. M. ed. Household Accounts from Medieval England. Oxford U., 1992.


Collins, Marie and Virginia Davis. A Medieval Book of Seasons. HarperCollins, 1992.

Denholm-Young, N. The Country Gentry in the Fourteenth Century. Clarendon, 1969.

Duby, Georges ed. A History of Private Life, vol. 2: Revelations of the Medieval World. Belknap, 1988.

Dyer, Christopher. Everyday Life in Medieval England. Hambledon, 1994.

Hartley, D. and M. M. Elliot. Life and Work of the People of England: The Fourteenth Century. Putnam, 1929.

Hay, Denis. Europe in the Fourteenth and Fifteenth Centuries (2nd ed.). Longman, 1989.

Ogden, Margaret Sinclair, ed. The "Liber de Dicersis Medicinis". EETS, 1969.

Rawcliffe, Carole. Medicine & Society in Later Medieval England Sutton, 1995.

Reeves, Compton. Pleasures and Pastimes in Medieval England. Oxford U., 1998.

Rowling, Marjorie. Everyday Life in Medieval Times. Batsford, 1968.

Singman, J. and W. McLean, ed. Daily Life in the Age of Chaucer Greenwood, 1995.


Avril, Franšoise. Manuscript Painting at the Court of France, The Fourteenth Century. Braziller, 1978.

Backhouse, Janet. The Illuminated Page. University of Toronto, 1997.

Backhouse, Janet. The Luttrel Psalter. The British Library, 1969.

Camille, Michael. The Gothic Idol, Ideology and Image-making in Medieval Art. Cambridge University, 1991.

Camille, Michael. Image on the Edge: The Margins of Medieval Art Reaktion, 1992.

Camille, Michael. Master of Death. Yale University, 1996.

Camille, Michael. Mirror in Parchment: The Luttrel Psalter and the making of Medieval England. University of Chicago, 1998.

Cosman, Madelaine Palmer. Fabulous Feasts, Medieval Cookery and Ceremony. Braziller, 1989.
N.B. This publication is without culinary merit, however it does contain a useful collection of accurately identified
artwork. It is included on this list for that reason alone.

Cutler, Charles D. Northern Painting from Pucelle to Bruegel. Holt, Reinhart, and Wilson, 1968.

Egbert, Virginia Wylie. On the Bridges of Mediaeval Paris, A Record of Early Fourteenth Century Life. Princeton University, 1974.

Hedeman, Anne D. The Royal Image, Illustrations of the Grandes Chroniques de France 1274-1422. University of California, 1996.

de Hamel, Christopher. A History of Illuminated Manuscripts Phaidon, 1994.

Longnon, Jean an Raymond Cazelles, eds. The Tres Riches Heures of Jean, Duke of Berry Thames & Hudson, London. 1969.

Marks, R. and N. Morgan. The Golden Age of English Manuscript Painting 1200-1500. Braziller, 1981.

Meiss, Millard. French Painting in the Time of Jean de Berry: The Late XIV Century and the Patronage of the Duke Phaidon, 1967.

Meiss, Millard. French Painting in the Time of Jean de Berry: The Limbourgs and Their Contemporaries Braziller, 1974.

Meiss, Millard and Elizabeth Beatson, eds. The Belles Heures of Jean, Duke of Berry Braziller, 1974.

Pirani, Emma. Gothic Illuminated Manuscripts. Hamlyn, 1966.

Pucelle, Jean. The Hours of Jeanne d'Evreux, Queen of France. Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. 1957.

Sherman, Claire Richter. The Portraits of Charles V of France (1338-1380). New York University, 1969.

Snyder, J. Medieval Art. Harry N. Abrams, 1989.

Thomas, Marcel. The Rohan Master, A Book of Hours. Braziller, 1973.

Thomas, Marcel. The Golden Age: Manuscript Painting at the Time of Jean, Duke of Berry. Braziller, 1979.


Alexander, J. and P. Binski. Age of Chivalry, Art in Plantagenet England 1200-1400 Royal Academy of Arts, 1987.

Arano, Luisa Cogliati. The Medieval Health Handbook London. Barrie & Jenkins, 1976.

Atkin, Malcolm, Alan Carter and D.H. Evans. Excavations in Norwich 1971-1978, East Anglian Archaeology. Norwich, 1985.

Basing, Patricia. Trades and Crafts in Medieval Manuscripts. New Amsterdam, 1990.

Biddle, M. Object and Economy in Medieval Winchester. Oxford University, 1990.

Blair, John and Nigel Ramsay eds. English Medieval Industries. Hambledon, 1991.

British Museum Medieval Craftsmen series:
Cennini, Cennino d'Andrea, (trans. Daniel V. Thompson, Jr.). The Craftsman's Handbook: Il Libro dell'Arte Dover, 1954.

Chinnery, Vicot. Oak Furniture, the British Tradition. Antique Collectors' Club, 1988.

Cowgill, J., M. de Neergaard and N. Griffiths. Knives and Scabbards HMSO, London, 1987.

Crossley, D. W. ed. Medieval Industry. Council for British Archaeology, 1981.

Cunliffe, Barry. Excavations at Porchester Castle, vols., 3 & 4. Thames and Hudson, London. 1977.

Eames, Penelope. Furniture in England, France and the Netherlands from the Twelveth to the Fifteenth Century. Furniture History Society, 1977.

Egan, G. The Medieval Household: Daily Living c.1150-c.1450 The Stationer's Office, 1998.

Husband, Timothy B. and Jane Hayward. The Secular Spirit: Life and Art at the End of the Middle Ages. Dutton, New York, 1975.

Margeson, Sue et al. Norwich Households East Anglian Archaeology, 1993.

Mercer, Eric. Furniture 700-1700. Meredith Press, 1969.

Perkins, Ward. London Museum Medieval Catalogue 1940 Anglia, 1993.

Platt, Colin & Richard Coleman-Smith. Excavations in Medieval Southampton Leicester: University Press, 1975.

Salzman, Louis F. English Industries of the Middle Ages Clarendon, 1923.

Spenser, Brian. Salisbury & South Wiltshire Museum Medieval Catalogue, Parts 1 & 2. Salisbury & South Wiltshire Museum, 1990.

Theophilus (trans. John G. Hawthorne & Cyril Stanley Smith). On Divers Arts. Dover, 1979.

Thompson, Daniel V. The Materials and Techniques of Medieval Painting Dover, 1956.

Walters Art Gallery. The International Style: The Arts in Europe around 1400. 1962.

Wanscher, Ole. Sella Curulis, the Folding Stool. Rosenkilde & Bagger, 1980.


Arnold, Janet. The Jupon or Coat-Armour of the Black Prince in Canterbury Cathedral. Journal of the Church Monument Society Vol. VIII, 1993.

Burnham, Dorothy K. Cut My Cote. Royal Ontario Museum, 1973.

Clayton, Muriel. Catalogue of Rubbings of Brasses and Incised Slabs HMSO, 1979.

Davenport, Millia. The Book of Costume. Crown, 1984.

Evans, Joan. Dress in Medieval France. Clarendon, 1952.

Grew, Francis and Margrethe de Neergaard. Shoes and Pattens Boydell Press, 2004.

Lightbown, R. W. Mediaeval European Jewelry. Victoria & Albert Museum, 1992.

Liles, J. N. The Art and Craft of Natural Dyeing: Traditional Recipes for Modern Use. University of Tennessee, 1990.

Martin, Rebecca. Textiles in Daily Life in the Middle Ages. Indiana University, 1985.

Mazzaoui, Maureen Fennell. The Italian Cotton Industry in the Later Middle Ages 1100-1600. Cambridge University, 1981.

Newton, Stella Mary. Fashion in the Age of the Black Prince. Boydell/Rowman & Littlefield, 1980.

Nockert, Margareta. Bockstensmannen. Foreningen Varsberg Museum, 1985.

N÷rlund, Paul. Buried Norsemen at Herjolfsnes. Copenhagen, 1924.

Piponnier, Francoise & Perrine Mane, (trans. Caroline Beamish). Dress in the Middle Ages. Yale University Press, 1998.

Scott, Margaret. A Visual History of Costume: The Fourteenth and Fifteenth Centuries. Batsford, 1986.

Thomas, Susan. Medieval Footwear from Coventry Coventry Museums, 1980.

Walton, Penelope. Textiles, Cordage and Raw Fibre from 16-22 Coppergate. Council for British Archaeology, 1989.

Wild, John Peter. Textiles in Archaeology. Shire, 1988.


Butler, Sharon and Constance B. Hiett. Pleyn Delit. University of Toronto, 1987.

Hammond, P. W. Food and Feast in Medieval England Alan Sutton, 1993.

Henisch, Bridget Ann. Fast and Feast: Food in Medieval Society. Pennsylvania State University Press, 1986.

Scully, Terrence. The Art of Cookery in the Middle Ages. Boydell, 1995.

Scully, Terrence. The Vivendier. Prospect, 1998.

Scully, Terrence (trans.). Taillevent's Viandier, c 1370. University of Ottawa Press, 1988.

Scully, Terrence (trans.). Chiquart's Du Fait de Cuisine, 1420. Peter Lang Publishing, 1986.

Scully, D. Eleanor and Terence Peter Scully. Early French Cookery: Sources, History, Original Recipes and Modern Adaptations. University of Michigan Press, 2002.

Wilson, C. Anne. Food and Drink in Britain. Academy Chicago, 1991.

Arano, Luisa Cogliati. The Medieval Health Handbook Braziller, 1976.

Furnivall, Frederick J. (ed.). The Babees Book: Medieval Manners for the Young. Periodicals Service Co, 1968.

Haslam, Jeremy. Medieval Pottery. Shire, 1984.

Hiett, Constance B. An Ordinance of Pottage. Prospect Books, 1988.

Hiett, Constance B. and S. Butler (ed.). Curye on Inglysch. Early English Text Society, 1985.

McCarty, Michael R. and Catherine M. Brooks. Medieval Pottery in Britain AD 900-1600. Pinter, 1989.

Milham, Mary Ella. Platina: On Right Pleasure and Good Health. Medieval & Rennaissance Texts & Studies, 1998.

Power, Eileen. The Goodman of Paris (Le Menagier de Paris): A Treatise on Moral and Domestic Economy by A Citizen of Paris, c.1393. Harcourt, Brace and Co., 1928. (Paperback - Mar 30, 2006)

Redon, Odile, Francoise Sabban and Silvano Serventi. The Medieval Kitchen: Recipes from France and Italy. University of Chicago Press, 2000.

Spenser, J. (trans.). The Four Seasons of the House of Cerruti. Outlet, 1987.