King Oswald Bibliography

Updated bibliography from my old site, “Early Medieval Resources for Britain, Ireland, and Brittany”; permanent link will be on the Early Medieval Kings page here at Heavenfield.

Primary Sources

Adomnan of Iona. Life of Columba. Internet Medieval Sourcebook.

Anglo-Saxon Chronicle (1998) Michael Swanton, Ed. Routledge.

Bede Ecclesiatical History of the English People.

Florence of Worchester A History of the Kings of England (1996 ) Ed. Facsimile Reprint Llannerch Publishers.

Simeon of Durham ‘History of the Kings, History of the Church of Durham, Chronicle of the Angles’ In: The Church Historians of England: Vol. III-Part II The Historical Works of Simeon of Durham Translation by Rev. Joseph Stevenson. (1855) Seele’s Publisher.

William of Malmesbury ‘History of the Kings of England’ In: William of Malmesbury’s Chronicle of the Kings of England (1911) translation and notes by J.A. Giles London: G. Bell and Sons Ltd.

Kalinke, Marianne. (2005) St. Oswald of Northumbria: Continental Metamorphoses : with an Edition and Translation of ‘Osvalds saga’ and ‘Van sunte Oswaldo deme konninghe’ Arizona Center for Medieval and Renassainse Studies.

Secondary Sources

Attwater, Donald (1983) Penguin Dictionary of Saints. 3rd Edition.

Bailey, Richard (1995) ‘St. Oswald’s Heads’, p. 195-209; In: Oswald: Northumbrian King to European Saint (1995) Eds. Clare Stanciffe and Eric Cambridge, Stamford: Paul Watkins.

Blair, Peter (1959) ‘The Bernicians and their Northern Frontier’, p. 137-172; In: Studies in Early British History Nora Chadwick, Ed. (1959) Cambridge University Press.

  • (1990 reprint) The World of Bede.

Cessford, C. (1993) ‘Calvery in Early Bernicia: A Reply’ Northern History 29: 185-87.

  • (1994) ‘The Death of Aethelfrith of Lloegr’ Northern History 30: 179-183.
  • (1996) “Exogamous Marriages between Anglo-Saxons and Britons in Seventh Century Britain” Anglo-Saxon Studies in Archaeology and History 9: 49-52.
  • (1999)”Relations Between the Britons in Southern Scotland and the Anglo-Saxon Northumbria” pp. 150-160 in Northumbria’s Golden Age. Edited by Jane Hawkes and Susan Mills. Sutton Publishing.

Chadwick, N. (1963) ‘The Conversion of Northumbria: a comparison of sources’ ; ‘The Battle of Chester: A study of Sources’; ‘Bede, St. Colman, and the Irish Abbey of Mayo’, p. 186-205 (1963) In: Nora Chadwick, Eds. Celt and Saxon: Studies in the Early English Border.

Clarkson, Tim. (2006) “Locating MaserfelthThe Heroic Age. Issue 9

Cramp, Rosemary (1988) ‘Northumbria: the Archaeological Evidence’ In:Driscoll, S. and Nieke, M. Eds. Power and Politics in Early Medieval Britain and Ireland. Edinburgh Univeristy Press.

  • (1995) ‘The Making of Oswald’s Northumbria’ p.17-32; In: Oswald: Northumbrian King to European Saint (1995) Eds. Clare Stanciffe and Eric Cambridge, Stamford: Paul Watkins.
  • (1999) “The Northumbrian Identity” pp. 1-11 in Northumbria’s Golden Age. Edited by Jane Hawkes and Susan Mills. Sutton Publishing.

Damon, John Edward. (2006) “The Kings Fragmented Body: A Girardian Reading of the Origins of St Oswald’s CultThe Heroic Age. Issue 9

Davies, Wendy (1977) ‘Annals and the Origins of Mercia’p. 17-30; In: Mercian Studies Ed. Ann Dornier, Leicaster University Press.

Defries, David.(2004) Constructing the Past in Eleventh-Century Flanders: Hagiography at Saint-Winnoc. PhD Dissertation, Ohio State U.

Dumnville, David (1979) “The ætheling: a Study in Anglo-Saxon constitutional history” Anglo-Saxon England 8:1-33.

  • (1985) “The Anglian collection of royal genealogies and regnal lists” Peritia 4: 21-66 [revised in Dumville 1993, Britons and Anglo-Saxons in the Early Middle Ages Aldershot: Variorum.
  • (1997) “The Terminology of Overkingship in Early Anglo-Saxon England” p. 345-365 in The Anglo-Saxons From the Migration Period to the Eighth Century: An Ethanographic Perspective. John Hines, Editor. Boydell Press.

Farmer, David (1997) Oxford Dictionary of Saints.

Gameson, Richard. Ed. (1999) St. Augustine and the Conversion of England. Stoud: Sutton.

Gelling, Margaret. ( 1989) ‘The Early History of Western Mercia’ p. 184-201; In: The Origins of the Anglo-Saxon Kingdoms. S. Bassett editor.

Grimmer, Martin. (2006). “Exogameous Marriages of Oswiu of NorthumbriaThe Heroic Age. Issue 9

Hare, Kent. (2006) “Heroes, Saints, and Martyrs: Holy Kingship from Bede to AelfricThe Heroic Age. Issue 9

Hart, Cyril. (1977) ‘The Kingdom of Mercia’, p. 43-62; In: Mercian Studies Ed. Ann Dornier, Leicaster University Press.

Hawkes, Jane and Mills, Susan. Editors. (1999) Northumbria’s Golden Age. Sutton Publishing.

Higham, N. (1986) The Northern Counties to AD 1000. London and New York: Longman Publishers.

  • (1991) Kingdom of Northumbria 400-1100.
  • (1991) ‘Calvery in Early Bernicia?’ Northern History 27:236-41.
  • (1992) ‘Medieval ‘Overkingship’ in Wales: the Earliest Evidence’ Welsh History Review p.145-159.
  • (1992) ‘King Cearl, the Battle of Chester and the Origins of Mercian ‘Overkingship” Midland History 16: 1-15.
  • (1995) An English Empire: Bede and the Early Anglo-Saxon Kings. Manchester University Press.
  • (1997) The Convert Kings: Power and Religous Affliation in early Anglo-Saxon England Manchester University Press.

Hines, J. editor. (1997) The Anglo-Saxons From the Migration Period to the Eighth Century: An Ethanographic Perspective. Boydell Press.

Hope-Taylor, Brian (1977) Yeavering: An Anglo-British Centre of Early Northumbria. Department of Environmental Services Archaeological Reports No. 7, London: Her Magesty’s Stationary Office.

Ireland, Colin (1991) ‘Aldfrith of Northumbria and the Irish Genealogies’ Celtica XXII:64-78.

Jackson, Kenneth. (1959) “Edinburgh and the Occupation of Lothian” p. 25-42 in The Anglo-Saxons: Studies in some Aspects of their History and Culture presented to Bruce Dickens Peter Clemoes, Editor. London: Barnes and Bowes.

  • (1963) “On the Northern British Section in Nennius” p. 20-62 in Celt and Saxon: Studies on the Early British Border. Nora Chadwick, editor. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Kirby, D. P.(1974) “The Kingdom of Northumbria and the destruction of the Votadini” Transactions of the East Lothian Antiquarian and Field Naturalists Society 14:1-13.

  • (1991) The Earliest English Kings. London and New York: Routledge Publishers.

Lane, Alan (Dec. 1996) ‘Saxons in the first Scottish KingdomBritish Archaeology 20 http://britac3.britac.ac.uk.cba/ba/ba20/ba20feat.html.

Marsden, J.(1992) Northanhymbre Saga: The History of the Anglo-Saxon Kings of Northumbria Kyle Cathie Ltd. Publishers

  • (1996) The Illustrated Bede. Floris Books.

Miller, M. (1978) ‘Eanfrith’s Pictish Son’ Northern History 14: 47-66.

  • (1979b) ‘The dates of Deiria’ Anglo-Saxon England 8; 35-61

Moisl, Hermann (1983) ‘The Bernician Royal Dynasty and the Irish in the Seventh Century’ Peritia 2: 103 26.

Rollason, D. W. (1989) Saints and Relics in Anglo-Saxon England Basil Blackwell.

  • (1996) “Hagiography and Politics in Early Northumbria” p. 95-114 in Holy Men and Holy Women: Old English Prose Saints’ Lives and Their Contexts Paul E. Szarmach, editor. Alabany: State University of New York Press.
  • Editor. (1998) Symeon of Durham: Historian of Durham and the North Stamford: Shaun Tyas.

Scull, C.J. (1991) ‘Post-Roman Phase I at Yeavering: A Re-consideration’ Medieval Archaeology XXXV: 51-63.

Smyth, A. (1984) Warlords and Holymen: Scotland AD 80-1000. Edinburgh University Press.

Stancliffe, Clare (1995) ‘Oswald, ‘Most Holy and Most Victorious King of the Northumbrians”, p. 33-83 and ‘Where was Oswald Killed?’, p. 84-96; In: Oswald: Northumbrian King to European Saint (1995) Eds. Clare Stanciffe and Eric Cambridge, Stamford: Paul Watkins.

  • (1999) “The British Church and the Mission of Augustine” p. 107-151 in St. Augustine and the Conversion of England R. Gameson, Ed. Stoud: Sutton.

Stocker, David. (1993) ‘The Early Church in Lincolnshire: A Study of the Sites and their Signifigance’, p. 101-122; In: Pre-Viking Lindsey Alan Vince Editor. Lincoln Archaeological Studies No. 1.

Strom, Hilmer (1939) Old English Personal Names in Bede’s History: An Etymological-Phonological Investigation Lund: C.W. K. Gleerup.

Thacker, Alan. (1983) “Bede’s Ideal of Reform” p. 130-153 in Ideal and Reality in Frankish and Anglo-Saxon Soceity: Studies Presented to J. M. Wallace-Hadrill Patrick Wormald with Donald Bullough and Roger Collins, Eds. Oxford: Basil Blackwell.

  • (1995) ‘Membra Disjecta: the division of the Body and the Division of the Cult’, 97-127; In: Oswald: Northumbrian King to European Saint (1995) Eds. Clare Stanciffe and Eric Cambridge, Stamford: Paul Watkins.
  • (1996) “Bede and the Irish” p. 31-59 in Beda Venerabilis: Historian, Monk, & Northumbrian Edited by L.A.J.R. Houwen and A.A. MacDonald. Gronigen: Egbert Forster.

Williams, Ann (1999) Kingship and Government in Pre-Conquest England c. 500-1066. New York: St. Martin’s Press.

Williams, A. , Smyth, A. and Kirby, D.P. (1991) A Biographical Dictionary of Dark Age Britain: England, Scotland, and Wales c500-c1050. London: Seaby Publishers.

Yorke, Barbara (1990, reprinted 1997) Kings and Kingdoms in Early Anglo-Saxon England London and New Yorke: Routledge.

– (1999) “The Reception of Christainity at the Anglo-Saxon Royal Courts” p. 152-173 in St. Augustine and the Conversion of England R. Gameson, Ed. Stoud: Sutton.

Ziegler, Michelle. (1999) “The Politics of Exile in Early NorthumbriaThe Heroic Age Issue 2

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