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General

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Berkshire

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  • Hearne, Thomas (ed). Liber Niger Scaccarii, e codice, calamo exarato, sibique ipsi à Richardo Gravesio Mickletoniensi donato, descripsit & nunc primus edidit . . . Qui & cum duobus aliis Codicibus MSS contulit, Wilhelmi que etiam Worcestrii Annales Rerum Anglicarum (antehac ineditem ineditos) subjecit. Vol 2 (Oxford, 1728).
  • Hedges, John Kirby. The History of Wallingford, in the County of Berks, from the Invasion of Julius Cæsar to the Present Time. With an Account of Its Castles, Churches, and Monastic Institutions. Embracing Historical Notices of Adjacent Parts, and an Attempt to Fix the True Site of Calleva Alterum. 2 vols (London, 1881).
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  • Hone, William. Ancient Mysteries Described, Especially the English Miracle Plays Founded on Apocryphal New Testament Story, Extant among the Unpublished Manuscripts in the British Museum; Including Notices of Ecclesiastical Shows, the Festivals of Fools and Asses–The English Boy-Bishop–The Descent into Hell–The Lord Mayor’s Show–The Guildhall Giants–Christmas Carols, &c (London, 1823).
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  • Johnston, Alexandra F. ‘Parish Entertainments in Berkshire,’ Pathways to Medieval Peasants. Ambrose Raftis (ed). Papers in Mediaeval Studies 2 (Toronto, 1981), 335–8.
  • Johnston, Alexandra F. ‘English Guilds and Municipal Authority,’ Renaissance and Reformation, ns, 13.1 (1989), 69–88.
  • Johnston, Alexandra F. ‘English Puritanism and Festive Custom,’ Renaissance and Reformation, ns, 15.4 (1991), 289–97.
  • Johnston, Alexandra F. ‘Summer Festivals in the Thames Valley Counties,’ Custom, Culture and Community in the Later Middle Ages: A Symposium. Thomas Pettitt and Leif Søndergaard (eds) (Odense, 1994), 37–56.
  • Johnston, Alexandra F. ‘“What Revels are in Hand?’: Dramatic Activities Sponsored by the Parishes of the Thames Valley,’ English Parish Drama. A.F. Johnston and Wim Hüsken (eds). Ludus: Medieval and Early Renaissance Theatre and Drama 1 (Amsterdam and Atlanta, 1996), 95–106.
  • Johnston, Alexandra F. ‘The Emerging Pattern of the Easter Play in England,’ Medieval English Theatre 20 (1998), 3–23.
  • Johnston, Alexandra F. ‘The Robin Hood of the Records,’ Playing Robin Hood: The Legend as Performance in Five Centuries. Lois Potter (ed) (Newark and London, 1998), 27–44.
  • Johnston, Alexandra F. ‘English Community Drama in Crisis: 1535-80,’ Drama and Community: People and Plays in Medieval Europe. Alan Hindley (ed). Medieval Texts and Cultures of Northern Europe 1 (Turnhout, 1999), 248–69.
  • Johnston, Alexandra F. ‘The “Lady of the Farme”: The Context of Lady Russell’s Entertainment for Elizabeth at Bisham, 1592,’ Early Theatre 5.2 (2002), 71–85.
  • Johnston, Alexandra F. ‘Parish Playmaking before the Reformation,’ The Parish in Late Medieval England: Proceedings of the 2002 Harlaxton Symposium. Clive Burgess and Eamon Duffy (eds). Harlaxton Medieval Studies 14 (Donington, 2006), 322–38.
  • Johnston, Alexandra F. ‘Sir Francis Knollys and his Progeny: Court and Country in the Thames Valley,’ Local Identities in Late Medieval and Early Modern England. Norman L. Jones and Daniel Woolf (eds) (New York, 2007), 131–55.
  • Johnston, Alexandra F. ‘An Introduction to Medieval English Theatre,’ The Cambridge Companion to Medieval Drama. Richard Beadle and Alan Fletcher (eds). 2nd ed (Cambridge, 2008), 1–25.
  • Johnston, Alexandra F. ‘An Unusual Record in the Exeter College Archives,’ Exeter College Register (2009), 32–5.
  • Johnston, Alexandra F., and Sally-Beth MacLean. ‘Reformation and Resistance in Thames/Severn Parishes: The Dramatic Witness,’ The Parish in English Life 1400–1600. Katherine L. French, Gary G. Gibbs, and Beat A. Kümen (eds) (Manchester and New York, 1997), 178–200.
  • Kathman, David. Biographical Index of Drama before 1660. http://shakespeareauthorship.com/bd/.
  • Kerry, Charles. The History and Antiquities of the Hundred of Bray, in the County of Berks (London, 1861).
  • Kerry, Charles. A History of the Municipal Church of St Lawrence, Reading (Reading and Derby, 1883).
  • Lambrick, Gabrielle. ‘Abingdon Abbey Administration,’ Journal of Ecclesiastical History 17.2 (1966), 159–183.
  • Lambrick, Gabrielle. ‘The Impeachment of the Abbot of Abingdon in 1368,’ English Historical Review 82, no 323 (1967), 250–76.
  • Lancashire, Ian. Dramatic Texts and Records of Britain: A Chronological Topography to 1558. Studies in Early English Drama 1 (Toronto, 1984).
  • Little, Francis. ‘A Monument of Christian Munificence;’ Or, an Account of the Brotherhood of the Holy Cross, and of the Hospital of Christ in Abingdon. Claude Delaval Cobham (ed) (Oxford and London, 1872).
  • Maine, Lewin G. A Berkshire Village, Its History and Antiquities (London, 1866).
  • Man, John. The History and Antiquities, Ancient and Modern, of the Borough of Reading, in the County of Berks (Reading, 1816).
  • Martin, Jeanette. ‘The People of Reading and the Reformation 1520–1570: Leadership and Priorities in Borough and Parishes,’ PhD thesis (University of Reading, 1987).
  • Martin, Jeanette. ‘Leadership and Priorities in Reading During the Reformation,’ The Reformation in English Towns, 1500–1650. Patrick Collinson and John Craig (eds) (Basingstoke and New York, 1998), 113–29.
  • Mattingly, Joanna. ‘Cookham, Bray and Isleworth Hundreds: A Study in Changing Local Relations in the Middle Thames Valley, 1422–1558,’ Phd thesis (Goldsmiths’ College, University of London, 1993).
  • Mattingly, Joanna. ‘Lollards Stop Play? A Curious Case of Non-Performance in 1505,’ Medieval English Theatre 22 (2000), 100–1.
  • Money, Walter. The History of the Ancient Town and Borough of Newbury, in the County of Berks (London, 1887).
  • Murray, John Tucker. English Dramatic Companies 1558–1642. Vols 1–2 (New York, 1963).
  • Nash, W.L. (transcr). The Church=Wardens' Account Book for the Parish of St Giles, Reading. Part. (1518–46) Containing the Accounts for the Last Thirty-seven Years of the Reign of King Henry the Eighth (Reading, 1881).
  • Nelson, Alan H. The Medieval English Stage: Corpus Christi Pageants and Plays (Chicago and London, 1974).
  • Nichols, John. John Nichols’s The Progresses and Public Processions of Queen Elizabeth I: A New Edition of Early Modern Sources. Elizabeth Goldring et al (eds). Vol 4 (Oxford, 2014).
  • North, Thomas. A Chronicle of the Church of S. Martin in Leicester During the Reigns of Henry VIII. Edward VI. Mary, and Elizabeth, with Some Account of Its Minor Altars and Ancient Guilds, Compiled from Original and Contemporaneous Documents (London and Leicester, 1866).
  • Petry, Michael John. Herne the Hunter: A Berkshire Legend (Reading, 1972).
  • Phillips, Daphne. The Story of Reading, including Caversham, Tilehurst, Calcot, Earley and Woodley (Newbury, 1980).
  • Pierson, Merle. ‘The Relation of the Corpus Christi Procession to the Corpus Christi Play in England,’ Transactions of the Wisconsin Academy of Sciences, Arts and Letters 18.1 (1915), 110–65.
  • Preston, Arthur E. Christ's Hospital, Abingdon: The Almshouses, the Hall and the Portraits (Oxford, 1929).
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  • Slade, Cecil (ed). Reading Gild Accounts 1357–1516. Pt 1: Introduction and Accounts 1357–1448; Pt 2: Accounts 1450–1516, Appendices and Index. Berkshire Record Society 6, 7 (Reading, 2002).
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  • Ward, J. 'Extracts from the Church‑wardens Accompts of the Parish of St Helen's in Abington, Berkshire, from the First Year of the Reign of Philip and Mary to the Thirty Fourth of Q. Elizabeth, now in the Possession of the Reverend Mr G Benson, with Some Observations upon Them,' Archaeologia: Or, Miscellaneous Tracts, Relating to Antiquity 1 (1770), 11–23.
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Staffordshire

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  • Cox, J. Charles, and W.H. St John Hope (eds, trans). ‘Sacrists’ Roll of Lichfield Cathedral, A.D. 1345,’ Journal of the Derbyshire Archaeological and Natural History Society 4 (January 1882), 107–38; rev and rpt, Catalogue of the Muniments and Manuscript Books Pertaining to the Dean and Chapter of Lichfield; Analysis of the Magnum Registrum Album; Catalogue of the Muniments of the Lichfield Vicars. Staffordshire Record Society, Collections for a History of Staffordshire, pt 2, vol 4 (London, 1886), 199–221.
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  • George, J. Anne. ‘“Decent” Doggerel,’ REEDN 12.2 (1987), 23–5.
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  • Hackwood, Frederick William. The Annals of Willenhall (Wolverhampton, 1908).
  • Hackwood, Frederick William. Staffordshire Customs, Superstitions & Folklore (Lichfield, 1924; rpt Wakefield, 1974).
  • Historical Manuscripts Commission. The Cartulary of Tutbury Priory. Avrom Saltman (ed, intr) (London, 1962).
  • Historical Manuscripts Commission. ‘The Manuscripts of the Right Honourable Lord Bagot, at Blithefield, Co. Stafford.’ Alfred J. Horwood (ed). Fourth Report, Pt 1: Report and Appendix (London, 1874), 325–44.
  • Historical Manuscripts Commission. ‘The Manuscripts of the Right Honourable Lord Wrottesley, at Wrottesley, Staffordshire.’ Alfred J. Horwood (ed). Second Report (London, 1874), 46–9.
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  • Johnson, D.A. '“Johnson is Beaten:” A Case of “Rough Music” at West Bromwich in 1611,' Transactions of the South Staffordshire Archæological and Historical Society 25 (1983–4), 31–3.
  • Johnson, D.A. 'The Stafford Hobby-Horse,' Transactions of the Stafford Historical and Civic Society (1974–6), 59–64.
  • Kent, Joan R. ‘The English Village Constable, 1580–1642: The Nature and Dilemmas of the Office,’ Journal of British Studies 20.2 (1981), 26–49.
  • Kent, Joan R. ‘“Folk Justice” and Royal Justice in Early Seventeenth-Century England: A “Charivari” in the Midlands,’ Midland History 8 (1983), 70–85.
  • Kettle, Ann J. (ed). ‘Matthew Cradock’s Book of Remembrance, 1614–15,’ Collections for a History of Staffordshire, 4th ser, 16 (1994), 67–169.
  • Lancashire, Ian. ‘The Corpus Christi Play of Tamworth,’ Notes & Queries 26.6 (December 1979), 508–12.
  • Lancashire, Ian. Dramatic Texts and Records of Britain: A Chronological Topography to 1558. Studies in Early English Drama 1 (Toronto, 1984).
  • Luard, Henry Richards (ed). Annales Monastici. Vol 1: Annales de Margan (A.D. 1066–1232); Annales de Theokesberia (A.D. 1066–1263); Annales de Burton (A.D. 1004–1263) (London, 1864).
  • Mander, Gerald P. (trans; ed). ‘Church-wardens’ Accounts All Saints’ Church Walsall 1462–1531,’ Collections for a History of Staffordshire (1930 for 1928), 175–268.
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  • Nichols, John. The Progresses and Public Processions of Queen Elizabeth. Among which are interspersed Other Solemnities, Public Expenditures, and Remarkable Events during the Reign of that Illustrious Princess. Collected from Original Manuscripts, Scarce Pamphlets, Corporation Records, Parochial Registers, &c. &c. Vol 1 (London, 1823).
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  • Plot, Robert. The Natural History of Stafford-shire (Oxford, 1686).
  • Rastall, Richard. ‘The Minstrel Court in Medieval England.’ A Medieval Miscellany in Honour of Professor John le Patourel. R.L. Thomson (ed). Proceedings of the Leeds Philosophical and Literary Society 18. Pt 1 (Leeds, 1982), 96–105.
  • Rastall, Richard. ‘Secular Musicians in Late Medieval England,’ DPhil, Victoria University of Manchester, 1968.
  • A Relation of a Short Survey of 26 Counties Observed in a Seven Weeks Journey Begun on August 11, 1634: By a Captain, a Lieutenant, and an Ancient, all Three of the Military Company in Norwich. Rymer, Thomas. Foedera, Conventiones, Literæ, et cujuscunque generis Acta Publica, inter Reges Angliæ, et alios quosvis Imperatores, Reges, Pontifices, Principes, vel Communitates, ab ineunte Sæculo Duodecimo, viz. ab Anno 1101, ad nostra usque Tempora, Habita aut Tractata; ex Autographis, infra Secretiores Archivorum Regiorum Thesaurarias, per multa Sæcula reconditis, fideliter Exscripta. Vol 10 (London, 1726). L.G. Wickham Legg (ed) (London, 1904).
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  • Sheale, Richard. ‘The Chaunt of Richard Sheale.’ Sir Egerton Brydges and Joseph Haslewood (eds). The British Bibliographer. Vol 4, no 13 (London, 1814), 100–4.
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