Further Reading

Little has been written on the battle in the last century, although it is covered in the following two compilations on English battlefields:


Michael Rayner, English Battlefields, Tempus, 2004, ISBN 0 7524 2978 7

Richard Brooks, Cassell’s Battlefields of Britain and Ireland, Weidenfeld and Nicholson, 2005, ISBN 0 304 36333 2

Michael Rayner, Battlefields Review, Issue No 4, pages 51-56, “The Battle of Fornham St Genevieve”.


The following is a list of the contemporary and near-contemporary sources:

The chronicle once attributed to Benedict of Peterborough is an early recension of the chronicle of Roger of Howden, therefore these are in reality the same source.


Giles, J. A. (trans)1849. Roger of Wendover’s Flowers of History

Howlett, R (ed) 1884. Chronicles of the Reigns of Stephen, Henry II, and Richard I [including the Chronicle of William of Newburgh], Rolls Series 82,1.

Johnston, RC (ed) 1981. Jordan Fantosme’s Chronicle.

Luard (ed) 1874. Chronica Major by Matthew Parris.

Riley, HT (ed) 1853. Annals of Roger de Hovedon, vol 1.

Stubbs, William (ed) 1876. The historical works of Master Ralph de Diceto. Rolls Series 68,1.

Stubbs, William (ed) 1867. The Chronicle of the Reigns of Henry II and Richard I by Benedict, Abbott of Peterborough Rolls Series 49,1

Stubbs, William, (ed) 1868 Chronica magistri Rogeri de Houedene, Vol II, Rolls Series 51, 2

Stubbs, William (ed) 1879. The historical works of Gervase of Canterbury. Rolls Series 73,1.


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