For consultation, please contact the Macmillan Brown Library.
Jones, Chris, Chris Thomson, Maree Shirota, Elisabeth Rolston, Thandi Parker, and Jennifer Middendorf, ed., “The Canterbury Roll – A Digital Edition,” The Canterbury Roll Project. Accessed December 1, 2017. http://www.canterbury.ac.nz/canterburyroll.
Handbook to the Maude Roll: Being a XVth century MS. Genealogy of the British and English Kings from Noah to Edward IV., with Marginal History, edited and translated by Arnold Wall. Christchurch: Whitcombe and Tombs, 1919. DOWNLOAD (10MB)
For the Canterbury Roll in its Medieval Context
Boon, Jayson. "An Exercise in the Obscure: How History is Constructed on the Canterbury Roll." Masters diss., University of Canterbury, 2021.
Jones, Chris. "Canterbury Roll." In Encyclopedia of the Middle Ages, edited by Graeme Dunphy and Christian Bratu, online. Leiden: Brill, 2021.
Jones, Chris. "The Canterbury Roll." In Treasures of the University of Canterbury Library, edited by Chris Jones and Bronwyn Matthews with Jennifer Clement, 85–90. Christchurch: Canterbury University Press, 2011.
McKay, Natasha. "The Yorkist Scribe: His motivations and the objectives behind his edit of the Canterbury Roll." BA Hons diss., University of Canterbury, 2019.
Parker, Thandiwe. "A Woman’s Role: How Scribes Depicted Women On The Fifteenth-Century Canterbury Roll." Comitatus 48, (2017): 95–115, https://doi.org/10.1353/cjm.2017.0004
Parker, Thandi. "Roll Call: The motivations behind the inclusion of women on the Canterbury Roll." BA Hons diss., University of Canterbury, 2016.
Pratt, Cameron. "A Weapon of Legitimacy: The Anglo-French Dual Monarchy During the Reigns of Henry VI and Edward IV." BA Hons diss., University of Canterbury, 2020.
Shirota, Maree. "Royal Depositions and the 'Canterbury Roll'." Parergon 32, no. 2 (2015): 39–61, Project MUSE.
Shirota, Maree. "Unrolling History: Fifteenth-century political culture and perceptions on the Canterbury Roll." Masters diss., University of Canterbury, 2015.
For Scripts & Notation
Brown, Michelle. A Guide to Western Historical Scripts from Antiquity to 1600. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2002.
Pettersson, John. "Numerical Notation." In The World’s Writing Systems, edited by Peter Daniels and William Bright, 795–806. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1996.
For the Canterbury Roll in its New Zealand Context
Hayward, Rebecca. "Prestige and Pedagogy: The Ownership of Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts by New Zealand Universities." In Migrations: Medieval Manuscripts in New Zealand, edited by Stephanie Hollis and Alexandra Barratt, 89–107. Newcastle: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2007.
Jones, Chris. "A Warning to the Curious: Medieval & Early Modern Collections in Aotearoa New Zealand." Parergon 32, no. 2 (2015): 1–16, Project MUSE.
Manion, Margaret M., Vera F. Vines, and Christopher de Hamel. Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts in New Zealand Collections. Melbourne: Thames and Hudson, 1989.
Rouse, Robert A. "Inscribing Lineage: Writing and Rewriting the Maude Roll." In Migrations: Medieval Manuscripts in New Zealand, edited by Stephanie Hollis and Alexandra Barratt, 108–122. Newcastle: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2007.
For the "Noah" Group & Yorkist Rolls
Allan, Alison. "Royal Propaganda and the Proclamations of Edward IV." Bulletin of the Institute of Historical Research 59, (1986): 146–154.
Allan, Alison. "Yorkist Propaganda: Pedigree, Prophecy and the 'British History' in the Reign of Edward IV." In Patronage, Pedigree and Power in Later Medieval England, edited by Charles D. Ross, 171–192. Gloucester: A. Sutton, 1979.
Allan, Alison, "Political Propaganda employed by the House of York in England in the mid-fifteenth century, 1450–1471." PhD diss., University of Wales (University College, Swansea), 1981.
Anglo, Sydney. "The British History in Early Tudor Propaganda." Bulletin of the John Rylands Library 44 (1961): 17–48.
Griffiths, Ralph A. "The Sense of Dynasty in the Reign of Henry VI." In Patronage, Pedigree and Power in Later Medieval England, edited by Charles D. Ross, 13–36. Gloucester: A. Sutton, 1979.
For Chronicles & Chronicle Rolls in General
Coote, Lesley. "Prophecy, Genealogy, and History in Medieval English Political Discourse." In Broken Lines: Genealogical Literature in Late-Medieval Britain and France, edited by Raluca Radulescu and Edward D. Kennedy, 27–44. Turnhout: Brepols, 2008.
Fisher, Matthew. "Genealogy Rewritten: Inheriting the Legendary in Insular Historiography." In Broken Lines, Genealogical Literature in Medieval England and France, edited by Raluca L. Radulescu and Edward Donald Kennedy, 123–141. Turnhout: Brepols, 2008.
Given-Wilson, Chris. Chronicles: The Writing of History in Medieval England. Hambledon: Continuum, 2004.
Laborderie, Olivier de. Histoire, memoire et pouvoir. Les genealogies en rouleau des rois d'Angleterre (1250–1422). Paris: Classiques Garnier, 2013.
Laborderie, Olivier de. "A New Pattern for English History: The First Genealogical Rolls of the Kings of England." In Broken Lines, Genealogical Literature in Medieval Britain and France, edited by Raluca L. Radulescu and Edward Donald Kennedy, 45–61. Turnhout: Brepols, 2008.
Spence, John. "Genealogies of Noble Families in Anglo Norman." In Broken Lines, Genealogical Literature in Medieval Britain and France, edited by Raluca L. Radulescu and Edward Donald Kennedy, 63–77. Turnhout: Brepols, 2008.
For a detailed bibliography and a project to catalogue all such scrolls, please consult the Harvard database Medieval Scrolls.
For the Life & Career of Arnold Wall
Deverson, Tony. "Wall, Arnold." In Dictionary of New Zealand Biography, first published in 1996. Te Ara – the Encyclopedia of New Zealand. Accessed November 12, 2017. https://teara.govt.nz/en/biographies/3w2/wall-arnold.
Wall, Arnold. Long and Happy: An Autobiography. Wellington: Reed, 1965.
For an Introduction to the Wars of the Roses
Carpenter, Christine. The Wars of the Roses: Politics and the Constitution in England, c. 1437–1509. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1997.
Griffiths, Ralph. The Reign of Henry VI, new edn. Sutton: Stroud: 1998.
Griffiths, Ralph A., "The Crown and the Royal Family in Late Medieval England." In Kings and Nobles in the Later Middle Ages: A Tribute to Charles Ross, edited by Ralph A. Griffiths and James Sherborne, 15–26. New York: St Martin’s Press, 1986.
For Digitization & Digital Projects
Burns, Jasmine Elizabeth. "Digital Facsimiles and the Modern Viewer: Medieval Manuscripts and Archival Practice in the Age of New Media." Art Documentation: Bulletin of the Art Libraries Society of North America 33, no. 4 (2014): 148–167.
Ciula, Arianna, and Tamara Lopez. "Reflecting on a Dual Publication: Henry III Fine Rolls Print and Web." Literary and Linguistic Computing 24, no. 2 (2009): 129–141, https://doi.org/10.1093/llc/fqp007
Phillips, Jock. "A Click to the Past: Digital History in New Zealand." New Zealand Journal of History 47, no. 2 (2013): 232–248.
For Other Digitised Rolls
Given the technical challenges they pose, few 15th-century manuscript rolls are presently available online. For some rare exceptions:
Philadelphia, Free Library of Philadelphia, Shelfmark Lewis E 201 [Chronicle of the History of the World from Creation to Woden, with a Genealogy of Edward IV] (c. 1461) [images of sections of the roll are available via a search; there is no stable URL]
Philadelphia, University of Pennsylvania, UPenn Ms. Roll 1066 [Genealogical chronicle of the kings of England to Edward IV] (c. 1461)
La Chronique Anonyme Universelle. Reading and Writing History in Fifteenth-Century France, edited and translated by Lisa Fagin Davis. Turnhout: Harvey Miller, 2014. This is accompanied by a CD-Rom, which contains a digitized transcription/translation of one of the manuscripts used to create the critical edition [H-France review]