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(some of the many)


  • Allan J P, Henderson C G, & Higham R A, 1984, "Saxon Exeter"
    in Haslam J (Ed.) 'Anglo-Saxon Towns in Southern England'
  • Asser, "Life of King Alfred" (First published in about AD890.   Translation: Penguin Books, 1986)
  • Alcock, Leslie, "Arthur's Britain" (Allen Lane, 1971)
  • Arnold C J, "An Archaeology of the Early Anglo-Saxon Kingdoms" (Routledge, 1997)
  • Biddle M "Towns" in 'The Archaeology of Anglo-Saxon England' (1976, Wilson D M, Editor)
  • Brooke C, "From Alfred to Henry III: 872-1272" (Norton & Co. London, 1969)
  • Campbell J, John E and Wormald P, "The Anglo-Saxons" (Phaidon 1982, Penguin 1991) 272 pages:
    full of information, excellently written and including many beautiful photographs of Anglo-Saxon jewellery, manuscripts etc and informative maps.
  • Connor PW, "Anglo-Saxon Exeter: a Tenth Century Cultural History" (Boydell Press, 1993
  • Crossle-Holland K (editor), "The Anglo-Saxon World" (Oxford University Press, 1986)
  • Cunliffe, Barry "Wessex to AD1000" (Longman, 1993)
  • Farmer D H, "The Oxford Dictionary of Saints" (Oxford University Press, 1997)
  • Garmonsway G N, "The Anglo-Saxon Chronicle" [translated into modern English]
    (Everyman's Library 1972, 1992)
  • Gelling M, "Why Aren't We Speaking Welsh ?", Anglo-Saxon Studies in Archaeology and History 6 (1993)
  • Gore, D, "The Vikings and Devon" (2001)
  • Green, J R, "A Short History of the English People"
    (Macmillan, 1898) 872 pages of which pages 1-70 relate to the Anglo-Saxons
  • Haslam J, "Anglo-Saxon Towns in Southern England" (1984)
  • Higham R A, "Public and Private Defence in the Medieaval South West Town, Castle and Fort"
    in 'Security and Defence in South-West England before 1800'
    (ESH 19, University of Exeter, 1987, edited by R A Higham) pages 27-50
  • Higham N J, "Rome, Britain and the Anglo-Saxons" (Manchester, 1992)
  • Hill D, "The Burghal Hidage: The Establishment of a Text" in Medieval Archaelogy XIII (1969) 84-92
  • Hill D and Rumble A R (eds) "The Defence of Wessex: The Burghal Hidage and Anglo-Saxon Fortifications" (Manchester, 1996)
  • Hinton D A, "Saxons and Vikings" (The Dovecot Press, 1998: in the 'Discover Dorset' Series) 79 pages
  • Laing, Lloyd & Jennifer, "Anglo-Saxon England" (Collins / Paladin-Grafton, 1979, 1982) 256 pages
  • Loyn H R, "Anglo-Saxon England and the Norman Conquest" (Longman, 1991, Second Edn)
  • Maddicott J R, "Trade, Industry and the Wealth of King Alfred" Past & Present 123 (1989) 3-51
  • Matthews R O, "Cornwall" in the "Beautiful Britain" Book Series (Crown Books, 1986), Introd. Page
  • Meiklejohn J M D, "A New History of England and Great Britain"
    (Meiklejohn and Holden, 1905) 704 pages of which pages 15-52 concern the Anglo-Saxons
  • Morgan K O (Editor), "The Oxford Mini-History of Britain:
    Volume 1, Roman and Anglo-Saxon Britain" (Oxford University Press, 1984, 1988) 147 pages
    Chapter 2: John Blair "The Anglo-Saxon Period c.440-1066" pages 60-119 + References
  • Museum of London: Archaeological Archive and Research Centre
  • National Records, "The Burghal Hidage" (probably of Alfred the Great, King of Wessex, about AD 880)
  • National Records,"The Domesday Book" (William the First, King of England, AD 1086)
  • National Trust Web-Site about Sutton Hoo
  • Passmore M, "John Allan to the Rescue", in the Devon Archaeological Society (DAS) Newsletter 79 (May 2001) : This was a report on a talk, concerning the Anglo-Saxon coinage of Devon, given by John Allan (then Curator of the Royal Albert Memorial Museum in Exeter) at a DAS Meeting in March 2001.
  • Radford C A R, "Tintagel Castle"
    (Dept of the Environment, Official Guide to Tintagel Castle, HMSO, 1939) pages 8-9
  • Radford C A R, "The Later Pre-Conquest Boroughs and Their Defences"
    Medieaval Archaeol. 14 (1970) pages 83-103
  • Stenton F M, "Anglo-Saxon England" (Clarendon Press, Oxford, 3rd Edition 1971: 765 pages)
  • Thorn C and Thorn F (Editors) "Domesday Book, Devon" (1985)
  • Todd M, "South-West to AD1000" (1987)
  • Welch M, "Anglo-Saxon England" (English Heritage 1992, 2000)
  • Wilson D "The Anglo Saxons", 184 pages (Thames & Hudson 1960; Rev.Edn, Pelican/Penguin 1971).
  • Wilson D M and Hurst D G, "Medieval Britain" in Medieval Archaelogy (1964 - 1968)
  • Yorke B, "The Anglo-Saxons", 118 pages (Sutton Publishing Ltd, 1999)

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