Sources

This page lists all of the sources that were used while researching the historical information presented on this website.


Pontefract Castle

Pontefract Printed Sources

  • A history of the family of Cairnes or Cairns and its connections (1906)
  • Ahmed, Waseem: Shakespeare’s Richard II – Myth or Reality
  • American Turf Register and Sporting Magazine (February 1835)
  • Amin, Nathen: The House of Beaufort (2018)
  • Apsley Hutchinson Lucy, Hutchinson Lucy, Hutchinson Julius, Harding Firth Charles: Memoirs of the Life of Colonel Hutchinson, Governor of Nottingham (1885)
  • Archaeologia Cambrensis Vol 1 Part 4 (1901)
  • Ashdown-Hill, John: The War of the Roses (2017)
  • Barnsley Chronicle: 15th May 1880
  • Barrett, Nick: The Restless Kings, Henry II – His Sons and the Wars for the Plantagenet Crown (2018)
  • Baynes Thomas Spencer: The Encyclopedia Britannica: a dictionary of arts, sciences and general literature.. (1892)
  • Bichero, Hugh: Battle Royal (2015)
  • Bichero, Hugh: Blood Royal (2016)
  • Boardman, A. W.: Battle of Towton (1994)
  • Bradford Observer: 28th August 1941
  • Breverton, Terry: Henry VII The Maligned Tudor King (2016)
  • Burke John: a genealogical and heraldic history of the commoners of Great Britain and Ireland, enjoying territorial possessions or high official rank; but uninvested with heritable honours
  • Calendar of the Charter Rolls, Edward I (1903)
  • Calendar of Close Rolls, Edward III (1896)
  • Calendar of State Papers, Domestic Series. Of the Reign of Charles I 1648-1649(1902); Of the Reign of William III (1908)
  • Carr, Helen: The Red Prince John of Gaunt Duke of Lancaster (2021)
  • Castor, Helen: She Wolves (2010)
  • Cavell, Emma: Henry VII, The North of England, And The First Provincial Progress of 1486 (University of Leeds 2002)
  • Chapman Sydney John: The Lancashire Cotton Industry; a Study in Economic Development (1904)
  • Chetham Society: Remains, Historical and Literary, Connected with the Palatine Counties of Lancaster and Chester (1884)
  • Church A J: Henry the fifth (1891)
  • Clark, K. L.: The Nevills of Middleham (2017)
  • Clay John William (ed): YAS Record Series Vol. 20: Yorkshire Royalist Composition Papers and Proceedings of the Committee for Compounding vol iii
  • Clutterbuck Robert Hawley & Webb Edward Doran (ed): Notes on the parishes of Fyfield, Kimpton, Penton Mewsey, Weyhill and Wherwell in the county of Hampshire (1898)
  • Coal Age Vol 16 No 8 21st August 1919
  • Connell, Andrew David: The De Lacy Constables of Chester and Earls of Lincoln: The Transformation Of An Honour (1190-1311) – repository.canterbury.ac.uk (2018)
  • Cooke, David A.: Battlefield Yorkshire (2006)
  • Cooper, Stephen: The Bravest Cavalier: John Morris & The Siege of Pontefract Castle 1648-49 (2014)
  • Copley, George Fox: An Historical and Descriptive Guide to the Wakefield, Pontefract and Goole Railway (1848)
  • Dean, Kristie: On the Trail of Richard III (2015)
  • Defoe, Daniel: A Tour Thro’ the Whole Island of Great Britain: Divided into Circuits or Journies (1726)
  • De Lacy-Bellingari, Edward: The roll of the house of Lacy: pedigrees, military memoirs and synoptical history of the ancient and illustrious family of De Lacy, from the earliest times, in all its branches, to the present day (1928)
  • DeLisle, Leanda: Tudor- The Family Story (2014)
  • De Vere Aubrey: Poetical Works, Sonnets XXII (1896)
  • Dodds, Madeleine Hope and Ruth: The pilgrimage of grace 1536-1537 and the Exeter conspiracy (1915)
  • Doyle James E 1886: The Official Baronage of England, showing the Succession, Dignities and Offices of every Peer from 1066 to 1885, Vol. II & III – Dukes – Viscounts
  • Dransfield John Ness: A history of the parish of Penistone (1906)
  • Drake, Nathan: The Nathan Drake Diaries
  • Edwards, John: The Cult of Thomas of Lancaster
  • Engineering January-June 1896: Vol 61
  • Everard Hugh: History of Thomas Farrington’s regiment: subsequently designated the 29th (Worcestershire) Foot (1891)
  • Fletcher, J. S.: Pontefract (1920)
  • Fraser Sir William: The Sutherland book. Memoirs (Correspondence, Charters) (1892)
  • Freemasons, Yorkshire, England, West Riding: Record of the installation of Thomas William Tew as right worshipful provincial grand master of the West Riding of Yorkshire, at the Albert Hall, Leeds, on Friday, the 24th day of April, 1885. With preface and appendix. Dedicated to the brethren of the West Riding of Yorkshire (1885)
  • Froissart Jean: The chronicles of England, France and Spain (1891)
  • Frost, Judith A.: The Foundation of Nostell Priory 1109-1153 (2007)
  • Gardner A: The history of civilisation in Scotland (1892)
  • Great Britain Public Record Office: Calendar of the close rolls Edward II (1892)
  • Great Britain Public Record Office: Calendar of the Fine Rolls Edward II (1911)
  • Great Britain. Royal Commission on Historical Manuscripts: The manuscripts of His Grace the Duke of Portland (1891)
  • Green Mary Anne Everett: Henrietta Maria, Queen consort of Charles I, King of England (1857)
  • Green Mary Anne Everett: Lives of the Princesses of England, from the Norman Conquest (1857)
  • Green Mary Anne Everett: Great Britain. Public Record Office; Parliament Committee for advance of money (1888)
  • Gristwood, Sarah: Blood Sisters (2013)
  • Guy, John: Mary Queen of Scots (2004)
  • Heales Alfred: The records of Merton Priory in the county of Surrey (1898)
  • Henry III Fine Rolls Project (2005-11)
  • Holmes, Richard: Pontefract: Its Name, Its Lords, And Its Castle. A Concise History (1878)
  • Holt Alexander Mainwaring: Report on the Sanitary Condition of the Malton Urban Sanitary District for the Year 1900 (1900)
  • Hutchinson, Robert: House of Treason – The Rise and Fall of a Tudor Dynasty (2009)
  • Johnson, Lauren: Shadow King: The Life and Death of Henry VI (2019)
  • Kendall, Paul Murray: Richard The Third (1973)
  • Kingsford Charles Lethbridge: Henry V, the Typical Mediaeval Hero (1901)
  • Lancashire Parish Register Society (1898)
  • Laws Edward: The history of Little England beyond Wales and the non- Kymric colony settled in Pembrokeshire (1888)
  • Laynesmith, Joanna (Richard III Society Research Officer 2020)
  • Leach Arthur Francis: Memorials of Beverley Minster: the chapter act book of the collegiate church of St John of Beverley (1898)
  • Leadman Alexander Dionysius Hobson: Proelia Eboracensia (1891)
  • Leeds Mercury: 9th July 1928, 16th August 1926, 25th June 1926, 13th June 1924, 3rd June 1933
  • Leeds Times: 14th October 1871,30th June 1888
  • Lewis, Matthew: Henry III: The Son of Magna Carta (2018)
  • Lewis, Matthew: Stephen and Matilda’s Civil War: Cousins of Anarchy (2019)
  • Library of the world’s best literature, ancient and modern (1896)
  • London Evening Standard: 5th December 1863
  • Lorenzo, Radgett: Chronicles of Old Pontefract (1905)
  • Lyte Sir H.C. Maxwell: Great Britain Public Record Office, Calendar of the Close Rolls- Edward III
  • Maddicott, J. R.: Thomas of Lancaster 1307-1322: A Study in the Reign of Edward II (1970)
  • Maxwell, Herbert Eustace (translator): The Chronicle of Lanercost, 1272-1346 (1913)
  • Menzies David Prentice: The “Red and white” book of Menzies….The history of Clan Menzies and its chiefs (1894)
  • Mitchell John Oswald: Old Glasgow Essays (1905)
  • Moorhouse Dan: On this day in The Wars Of The Roses (2021)
  • Morris, Marc: Edward I And The Forging Of Britain (2008)
  • Morris, Marc: King John (2015)
  • Morris, Marc: The Norman Conquest (2013)
  • Mortimer, Ian: The Perfect King: The Life of Edward III..(2008)
  • Mortimer, Ian: The Fears of Henry IV (2008)
  • Mortimer, Ian: The Greatest Traitor: The Life of Sir Roger Mortimer Ruler of England 1327-1330 (2010)
  • Nichols, John: The Progresses, Processions and Magnificent Festivities, King James The First, His Royal Consort, Family And Court (1828)
  • North Luffenham Eng. (Parish), Dennis Philip Gretton (ed): The registers of North Luffenham, in the county of Rutland (1896)
  • Penman, Michael: The Lion Captive: Scottish royals as prisoners of England, c.1070-c.1424 (2015)
  • Perry, Judy: Katherine Roet’s Swynfords: A Re-examination of Interfamily Relationships and Descent-Part 2 (2004)
  • Pidgeon, Lynda: Ricardian Bulletin (March 2012)
  • Reports on the manuscripts of the Earl of Eglinton, Sir J. Stirling Maxwell, C.S.H. Drummond Moray, C.F. Weston Underwood and G. Wingfield Digby (1885)
  • Ridgeway Claire: On This Day in Tudor History (2015)
  • Roberts, Ian and Downes, Ian: Pontefract Castle – The Key to the North (2013)
  • Robertson Sir Charles Grant: Select Statutes, Cases and Documents to Illustrate English Constitutional History 1660-1832 (1904)
  • Rose, Sarah: emails from Department of History, Lancaster University (2020)
  • Russell, Gareth: Young, Damned and Fair – The Life and Tragedy of Catherine Howard (2017)
  • Sala George Augustus: Sala’s Journal (1892)
  • Saul, Nigel: Richard II (1999)
  • Sheffield Daily Telegraph: 16th July 1928, 17th July 1890, 13th May 1913
  • Sheffield Independent: 10th September 1887
  • Sinclair Thomas: Caithness events: a discussion of Captain Kennedy’s historical narrative, and an account of the Broynach Earls (1894)
  • Stephen Leslie Sir: Dictionary of national biography: Lady Sophia Carteret (Fermor), Countess Granville (1885)
  • Stirling Anna Maria Wilhelmina: Annals of a Yorkshire House from the Papers of a Macaroni and His Kindred (1911)
  • Street B: Historical Notes on Grantham, and Grantham Church ((1857)
  • Strickland Agnes: Lives of the Queens of England From The Norman Conquest (1902)
  • Tait’s Edinburgh Magazine 1850-12: Vol 17 Iss 204
  • Taylor Joseph: A Journey to Edenborough in Scotland By Joseph Taylor, Late of the Inner Temple, Esq (1903)
  • The Builder 9th December 1893: Vol 65 Iss2653; 28th October 1893: Vol 65 Iss 2647; 17th September 1898 Vol 75 Iss 2902; 31st October 1903 Vol 85 Iss 3169
  • The Chartulary of St John of Pontefract Volume I (1899, digital print 2013)
  • The Chemist and Druggist (1897); 1905
  • The Journal of Gas Lighting, Water Supply and Sanitary Improvement (28th June 1892)
  • The Kingdome’s Faithfull and Impartial Scout (February 2 to 9 1649)
  • The Mirror of Literature, Amusement, and Instruction Vol 5 Iss 11 (16th March 1844)
  • The Mirror of Literature, Amusement, and Instruction Vol 29 Iss 831 (29th April 1837)
  • Therese-Ambler, Sophie: The Song of Simon De Montfort (2019)
  • The Antiquary May 1896: Vol 32
  • The Friend; A Religious and Literary Journal Vol 64 Iss 40 (2nd May 1891)
  • The Nation Vol 46 Iss 1196 (31st May 1888)
  • The New York Times (17th October 1892)
  • The Parochial History of Ackworth, Yorkshire: Rev Saywell JL (1894)
  • The Spectator Volume 8 Issue 380, 23rd May 1835; Vol 71 Iss 3392 1st July 1893
  • The Telegraphic Journal and Electrical Review Vol 35 Iss 890 14th December 1894; ; Vol 38 Iss 954 6th March 1896
  • The Third Siege of Pontefract 1648: Thoresby Society (1891)
  • The works of Thomas Carlyle (1885)
  • Timbs, John: Ancestral stories and traditions of great families illustrative of English history (1869)
  • Toone W: The Chronological Historian; Or A Record of Public Events, Historical, Political, Biographical, Literary, Domestic And Miscellaneous of The Ecclesiastical, Civil, Naval and Military History of Great Britain And Its Dependencies From The Invasion of Julius Caesar (1835)
  • Turner J Horsfall: Yorkshire county magazine (1891)
  • Turton Robert Bell: The honor and forest of Pickering (1894)
  • University of Missouri Studies (1901)
  • Usk, Adam: The Chronicle of Adam of Usk (1377-1421)
  • Venning Timothy: A Chronology of Medieval British History 1307-1485 (2020)
  • Victoria Daily Times: 15th April 1896
  • Wakefield Advertiser and Gazette: 3rd July 1901
  • Wakefield Free Press: 8th February 1890
  • Wakefield and West Riding Herald: 23rd June 1877, 5th April 1913
  • Walker John William: The history of the old parish church of All Saints, Wakefield, now the cathedral church of the diocese of Wakefield (1888)
  • Warner, Kathryn: Edward II The Unconventional King (2014)
  • Warner, Kathryn: Richard II – A True King’s Fall (2017)
  • Warner, Kathryn: Following in the Footsteps of Edward II (2019)
  • Webb Sidney & Beatrice: History of Liquor Licensing In England Principally From 1700 to 1830 (1903)
  • Whitridge, Arnold: The Trent Affair, 1861 (History Today June 1954)
  • Wightman, Wilfred Eric: The Lacy family in England and Normandy, 1066-1194 (1966)
  • Williams, Barrie: Richard III and Pontefract (Ricardian September 1984)
  • Yorkshire Evening Post: 3rd August 1950
  • Yorkshire Post and Leeds Intelligencer: 13th May 1899, 17th April 1939, 6th February 1941, 24th August 1942, 31st March 1951, 17th December 1955
  • York Herald: 7th September 1889

Pontefract Website Sources


Sandal Castle Sources

Sandal Printed Sources

  • Ambler Sophie Therese: The Song of Simon de Montfort: England’s First Revolutionary (2020)
  • Ashdown-Hill John: The Third Plantagenet: George, Duke of Clarence, Richard III’s Brother (2015)
  • Ashdown-Hill John: The Mythology Of The ‘Princes In The Tower’ (2020)
  • Bennett-Connolly, Sharon: Defenders of the Norman Crown – Rise and Fall of the Warenne Earl’s of Surrey (2021)
  • Butler, Lawrence: Sandal Castle, Wakefield (1991)
  • Clark, K. L.: The Nevills of Middleham (2017)
  • Dockray, Keith and Knowles Richard: The Battle of Wakefield (2010)
  • Fox John L: Sandal Castle: The Battle of Wakefield 1460 & Building of Sandal’s Castles (DVD) (2009)
  • Goodwin, George: Fatal Colours (2011)
  • Haigh, Philip A,: The Battle of Wakefield (1996)
  • Haigh, Philip A,: Wakefield to Towton (2002)
  • Hanham Alison & B M Cron: Slain Dogs, The Dead Man and Editorial Constructs, The Ricardian Vol 17 (2007):
  • James, Jeffrey: Edward IV Glorious Son of York (2017)
  • Jones, Dan: The Plantagenets (2012)
  • Jones, Dan: The Hollow Crown (2014)
  • Lewis, Matthew: Richard Duke of York (2017)
  • Lewis, Matthew: Henry III: The Son of Magna Carta (2018)
  • Lewis, Matthew: Richard III Loyalty Binds Me (2018)
  • Licence, Amy: Cecily Neville: Mother of Kings (2015)
  • Licence, Amy: The Lost Kings – Lancaster, York and Tudor (2017)
  • Bradford Observer: 28th June 1940
  • Leeds Times:18th June 1887
  • Leeds Mercury: 23rd June 1911
  • Penn, Thomas – Winter King – The Dawn of Tudor England (2011)
  • Penn, Thomas: The Brothers York (2019)
  • Richardson, Geoffrey: Battles of the Wars of the Roses (2002)
  • Seward, Desmond: A Brief History of the Wars of the Roses (1995)
  • Seward, Desmond: The Last White Rose (2010)
  • Skidmore, Chris – Bosworth (2013)
  • Skidmore, Chris: Richard III (2017)
  • Sheffield Evening Telegraph: 8th July 1887
  • Spencer Charles: The White Ship (2020)
  • Tallis, Nicola: The Uncrowned Queen – The Fateful Life of Margaret Beaufort (2017)
  • Trow M J: Richard III In The North (2020)
  • Wakefield Advertiser & Gazette: 3rd January 1911
  • Wakefield Free Press: 3rd December 1887
  • Warner, Kathryn: Blood Roses – The House of Lancaster and York Before the Wars of the Roses (2018)
  • Weir, Alison: Lancaster and York (1995)
  • Weir, Alison: Elisabeth of York (2014)
  • Weir, Alison: Richard III and the Princes in the Tower (2014)

Sandal Website Sources