Books and manuscripts

Rochester Cathedral library’s extensive collection of books was catalogued in 2015 by the University of Kent, available here.

Research Guild archive reports

RCL17r16 A bibliography of academic works concerning Rochester Cathedral and its medieval priory

Archive report on the compilation of a bibliography of academic works concerning Rochester Cathedral and its medieval priory, arranged into sections by topic: Architecture; Artefacts and furnishings; Books and manuscripts; Excavations; Graffiti and paint; Graves, memorials and tombs; and Events, officials and registers.

RCL17r19 An index of manuscripts and their texts produced at or concerning Rochester Cathedral and its medieval priory

Archive report on the compilation of an index of manuscripts and their texts, in the form of episcopal acts, charters and letters, produced at or concerning Rochester Cathedral and its medieval priory. Including titles inventoried in the priory library during the middle ages.

Transcription and translation of the early twelfth-century legal encyclopaedia and cartulary known as the Textus Roffensis

Archive reports containing transcriptions and translations of texts within the early twelfth-century legal encyclopaedia and cartulary known as the Textus Roffensis (Rochester, Cathedral Library, A. 3. 5). An index of texts and a commentary are provided alongside a Latin and Old English transcription and translation into modern English.

General bibliography (by date)

Rye, W. B. (1860) Catalogue of the Library of the Priory of St. Andrew, Rochester A.D. 1202. Archaeologia Cantiana, 003.04. Maidstone: Kent Archaeological Society. Available at:

http://www.kentarchaeology.org.uk/Research/Pub/ArchCant/003-1860/003-04.pdf

Arnold, A. A. (1898) Preliminary Account of the ‘Notes on the Textus Roffensis, by Dr. F. Liebermann’. Archaeologia Cantiana, 023.08. Maidstone: Kent Archaeological Society. Available at:

http://www.kentarchaeology.org.uk/Research/Pub/ArchCant/Vol.023%20-%201898/023-08.pdf

Liebermann, F. (1898) Notes on the Textus Roffensis. Archaeologia Cantiana, 023.09. Maidstone: Kent Archaeological Society. Available at:

http://www.kentarchaeology.org.uk/Research/Pub/ArchCant/Vol.023%20-%201898/023-09.pdf

Arnold, A. A. (1915) The Textus Roffensis in Chancery A.D. 1633. Archaeologia Cantiana, 030.13. Maidstone: Kent Archaeological Society. Available at:

http://www.kentarchaeology.org.uk/Research/Pub/ArchCant/Vol.030%20-%201914/030-13.pdf

Underhill, F. (1936) The Textus Roffensis. Friends of Rochester Cathedral annual report for 1936. Rochester: Friends of Rochester Cathedral.

Smith, R. A. L. (1941) The Financial System of Rochester Cathedral Priory. The English Historical Review Vol. 56, No. 224 (Oct., 1941), pp. 586-595. Available at:

https://www.jstor.org/stable/553769?seq=1#page_scan_tab_contents

Richards, M. P. (1985) Some fifteenth-century calendars for Rochester Diocese. Archaeologia Cantiana, 102.06. Maidstone: Kent Archaeological Society. Available at:

http://www.kentarchaeology.org.uk/Research/Pub/ArchCant/Vol.102%20-%201985/102-06.pdf

Richards, M. P. (1988) Texts and their traditions in the medieval library of Rochester Cathedral Priory. Transactions of the American Philosophical Society Vol. 78, No. 3 (1988), pp. i-xii+1-129. Available at:

https://www.jstor.org/stable/1006485?seq=1#page_scan_tab_contents

Welsby, P. A. (1988) Rochester Cathedral library. Friends of Rochester Cathedral annual report for 1988. Rochester: Friends of Rochester Cathedral.

Armson, J. (1992) Many books. Friends of Rochester Cathedral annual report for 1991-1992. Rochester: Friends of Rochester Cathedral.

Richards, M. P. (1992) The Gundulf bible and related manuscripts formerly in the library of St. Andrew, Rochester. Friends of Rochester Cathedral annual report for 1991-1992. Rochester: Friends of Rochester Cathedral.

Grainge, C. (1994) A Rochester manuscript used as Norman propaganda; to justify the Norman conquest of England. Friends of Rochester Cathedral annual report for 1993-1994. Rochester: Friends of Rochester Cathedral.

Flight, C. (1995) Four Vernacular Texts from the Pre-Conquest Archive of Rochester Cathedral. Archaeologia Cantiana, 115.06. Maidstone: Kent Archaeological Society. Available at:

http://www.kentarchaeology.org.uk/Research/Pub/ArchCant/115-1995/115-06.pdf

Flight, C. (2012) The making of the Textus Roffensis in The bishops and monks of Rochester 1076-1214. Maidstone: Kent Archaeological Society. Maidstone: Kent Archaeological Society. Available at:

http://www.kentarchaeology.ac/digiarchive/ColinFlight/bmr-textus.pdf

Monk, C. (2017) The anonymous law known as Ordal [‘Ordeal’]: Textus Roffensis, ff. 32r-32v; Translated from Old English and edited. Rochester: Rochester Cathedral Research Guild. Available at:

https://rochestercathedralresearchguild.org/bibliography/2017-05/

Monk, C. (2017) The anonymous fragment of law known as Walreaf (‘Corpse Robbery’):
Textus Roffensis, f. 32v; Translated from Old English and edited. Rochester: Rochester Cathedral Research Guild. Available at:

https://rochestercathedralresearchguild.org/bibliography/2017-07

Monk, C. (2017) The anonymous fragment of law known as Pax (‘Peace’): Textus Roffensis, f. 38r; Translated from Old English and edited. Rochester: Rochester Cathedral Research Guild. Available at:

https://rochestercathedralresearchguild.org/bibliography/2017-06

Monk, C. (2017) The anonymous law tract known as Að (‘Oath’): Textus Roffensis, f. 39v; Translated from Old English and edited. Rochester: Rochester Cathedral Research Guild. Available at:

https://rochestercathedralresearchguild.org/bibliography/2017-04

Monk, C. (2017) Edmund’s First Code: Textus Roffensis, ff. 44r-45r; Translated from Old English and edited. Rochester: Rochester Cathedral Research Guild. Available at:

https://rochestercathedralresearchguild.org/bibliography/2017-02

Monk, C. (2017) Æthelred’s Woodstock Code, also known as I Æthelred: Textus Roffensis, ff. 46r-47r; Translated from Old English and edited. Rochester: Rochester Cathedral Research Guild. Available at:

https://rochestercathedralresearchguild.org/bibliography/2017-03

Monk, C. (2017) Æthelred II restores to the see of Rochester at the request of Bishop Godwine six sulungs at Wouldham and one mansa at Littlebrook. A.D. 995: Textus Roffensis, ff. 152r–155r; Translated from Latin and Old English. Rochester: Rochester Cathedral Research Guild. Available at:

https://rochestercathedralresearchguild.org/bibliography/2017-08

Monk, C. (2017) Æthelred II restores to the see of Rochester six sulungs at Bromley and the use of forest in the Weald. A.D. 998: Textus Roffensis, ff. 156v–159v; Translated from Latin and Old English. Rochester: Rochester Cathedral Research Guild. Available at:

https://rochestercathedralresearchguild.org/bibliography/2017-09

Monk, C. (2017) Æthelred II grants to Bishop Godwine of Rochester fifteen hides at Fen Stanton and Hilton, Hunts. A.D. 1012: Textus Roffensis, ff. 159v–162r; Translated from Latin and Old English. Rochester: Rochester Cathedral Research Guild. Available at:

https://rochestercathedralresearchguild.org/bibliography/2017-10

Monk, C. (2017) Agreement between Bishop Gundulf and Haimo son of Vitalis concerning privileges relating to the church at Stourmouth: Textus Roffensis, f. 185v; Translated from Old English. Rochester: Rochester Cathedral Research Guild. Available at:

https://rochestercathedralresearchguild.org/bibliography/2017-20

Monk, C. (2017) Note on the bishop’s provisions from the church at Northfleet: Textus Roffensis, f. 193v; Translated from Latin and edited. Rochester: Rochester Cathedral Research Guild. Available at:

https://rochestercathedralresearchguild.org/bibliography/2017-12

Monk, C. (2017) Note concerning Geoffrey of Delce’s grant of land near Prestefield in order for his son to become a monk at St Andrew’s Priory: Textus Roffensis, f. 194v; Translated from Latin and edited. Rochester: Rochester Cathedral Research Guild. Available at:

https://rochestercathedralresearchguild.org/bibliography/2017-13

Monk, C. (2017) Bishop Gundulf’s arrangements for the clothing of the monks: Textus Roffensis, ff. 196r-196v; Translated from Latin and edited. Rochester: Rochester Cathedral Research Guild. Available at:

https://rochestercathedralresearchguild.org/bibliography/2017-14

Monk, C. (2017) Bishop Ernulf grants privileges and lands to the church of St Andrew at Rochester: Textus Roffensis, ff. 196v-197r; Translated from Latin and edited. Rochester: Rochester Cathedral Research Guild. Available at:

https://rochestercathedralresearchguild.org/bibliography/2017-15

Monk, C. (2017) Bishop Ernulf grants funds for the building and maintenance of St Andrew’s Priory: Textus Roffensis, f. 197r; Translated from Old English and edited. Rochester: Rochester Cathedral Research Guild. Available at:

https://rochestercathedralresearchguild.org/bibliography/2017-16

Monk, C. (2017) Bishop Ernulf sets up alms-giving in honour of Gundulf: Textus Roffensis, ff. 197r-197v; Translated from Old English and edited. Rochester: Rochester Cathedral Research Guild. Available at:

https://rochestercathedralresearchguild.org/bibliography/2017-17

Monk, C. (2017) Election of Avice as the first abbess of Malling: Textus Roffensis, ff. 198r-198v; Translated from Old English and edited. Rochester: Rochester Cathedral Research Guild. Available at: https://rochestercathedralresearchguild.org/bibliography/2017-18

Monk, C. (2017) An Agreement made by the monks of Rochester with the wife of Robert Latimer: Textus Roffensis, ff. 200v-201r; Translated from Old English and edited. Rochester: Rochester Cathedral Research Guild. Available at:

https://rochestercathedralresearchguild.org/bibliography/2017-19

Monk, C. (2018) Articles of William I: Textus Roffensis, ff. 80r-81v; Translated from Latin and edited. Rochester: Rochester Cathedral Research Guild. Available at:

https://rochestercathedralresearchguild.org/bibliography/2018-01

Monk, C. (2018) William II grants the manor of Haddenham to Bishop Gundulf for which, in return, Gundulf builds Rochester Castle: Textus Roffensis, ff. 173r-174v; Translated from Latin and edited. Rochester: Rochester Cathedral Research Guild. Available at:

https://rochestercathedralresearchguild.org/bibliography/2018-02

General bibliography (by author)

Armson, J. (1992) Many books. Friends of Rochester Cathedral annual report for 1991-1992. Rochester: Friends of Rochester Cathedral.

Arnold, A. A. (1898) Preliminary Account of the ‘Notes on the Textus Roffensis, by Dr. F. Liebermann’ Archaeologia Cantiana 023.08. Available at: http://www.kentarchaeology.org.uk/Research/Pub/ArchCant/Vol.023%20-%201898/023-08.pdf

Arnold, A. A. (1915) The Textus Roffensis in Chancery A.D. 1633. Archaeologia Cantiana 030.13. Available at: http://www.kentarchaeology.org.uk/Research/Pub/ArchCant/Vol.030%20-%201914/030-13.pdf

Flight, C. (1995) Four Vernacular Texts from the Pre-Conquest Archive of Rochester Cathedral. Archaeologia Cantiana 115.06. Available at: http://www.kentarchaeology.org.uk/Research/Pub/ArchCant/115-1995/115-06.pdf

Flight, C. (2012) The making of the Textus Roffensis.

Grainge, C. (1994) A Rochester manuscript used as Norman propaganda; to justify the Norman conquest of England. Friends of Rochester Cathedral annual report for 1993-1994. Rochester: Friends of Rochester Cathedral.

Liebermann, F. (1898) Notes on the Textus Roffensis. Archaeologia Cantiana 023.09. Available at: http://www.kentarchaeology.org.uk/Research/Pub/ArchCant/Vol.023%20-%201898/023-09.pdf

Richards, M. P. (1985) Some fifteenth-century calendars for Rochester Diocese. Archaeologia Cantiana 102.06. Available at: http://www.kentarchaeology.org.uk/Research/Pub/ArchCant/Vol.102%20-%201985/102-06.pdf

Richards, M. P. (1988) Texts and their traditions in the medieval library of Rochester Cathedral Priory.

Richards, M. P. (1992) The Gundulf bible and related manuscripts formerly in the library of St. Andrew, Rochester. Friends of Rochester Cathedral annual report for 1991-1992. Rochester: Friends of Rochester Cathedral.

Rye, W. B. (1860) Catalogue of the Library of the Priory of St. Andrew, Rochester A.D. 1202. Archaeologia Cantiana 003.04.

Smith, R. A. L. (1941) The Financial System of Rochester Cathedral Priory.

Underhill, F. (1936) The Textus Roffensis. Friends of Rochester Cathedral annual report for 1936. Rochester: Friends of Rochester Cathedral.

Welsby, P. A. (1988) Rochester Cathedral library. Friends of Rochester Cathedral annual report for 1988. Rochester: Friends of Rochester Cathedral.

 

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