(1) Cam H.M., 'Cambridgeshire Sheriffs in the Thirteenth Century', Communications of the Cambridge Antiquarian Society, xxv (1924), later reprinted in her Liberties and Communities in Medieval England, (London, 1963).

(2) Bassett M., 'A study of the Knights of the Shire returned to parliament for Bedfordshire during the Middle Ages', Bulletin of the Institute of Historical Research, xxi (1934); ibid., 'Knights of the Shire for Bedfordshire during the Middle Ages', Bedfordshire Historical Record Society, xxix (1949).

(3) ibid., Bulletin of the Institute of Historical Research, xxi (1934), pp.54-5.

(4) Lapsley G.T., 'Knights of the Shire in the Parliaments of Edward II', E.H.R.., xxxiv (1919); ibid., 'Buzones', E.H.R., xlvii (1932). Both of these articles are collected with Lapsley's other monographs in Cam H.M., and Barraclough G., (eds) Crown Community and Parliament in the Later Middle Ages, (Oxford, 1953)

(5) Hunter Blair C.H., 'Members of Parliament for Northumberland, 1258-1327', Archaeologia Aeliana, 4th ser., x (1933); Hornyold-Strickland, 'Biographical Sketches of the Members of Parliament for Lancashire, 1290-1550', Chetham Society, new ser., 93 (1935); Wood-Legh, K., 'Sheriffs, Lawyers and Belted Knights in the Parliaments of Edward III', E.H.R. xlvi (1931); ibid., 'The Knights' attendance in the Parliaments of Edward III', E.H.R., xlv (1930).

(6) Powicke F.M., The Thirteenth Century, (Oxford, 1953) pp.539-40.

(7) Denholm Young N., History and Heraldy, (Oxford, 1965) p.148.

(8) Morant P., History of Essex (London, 1768), see also Douglas D.C., English Scholars (London, 1939) for the background to the antiquarian studies of 'county' famlies in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. A bibliography of Round's formidable contribution to genealogical history is to be found on pages xlix-lxxiv of his Family Origins and Other Studies (London, 1930), see also his Peerage and Pedigree, (London, 1901)

(9) Cam H.M., 'Pedigrees of Villeins and Freemen in the Thirteenth Century', in Liberties and Communities in Medieval England, (London, 1963), p.124.

(10) Denholm Young N., The Country Gentry in the Fourteenth Century (Oxford, 1969)

(11) Significantly Namier's major work, The Structure of Politics in the Reign of George III was first published in 1928, just preceding the decade during whcih Mrs Bassett, Hunter Blair, Hornyold Stickland and K. Wood Legh began to work on the members of the medieval parliaments. The parliamentary biography approach was subsequently continued by J.S. Roskell and the History of Parliament Trust, eg., Roskell J.S., The Commons and their speakers in English parliaments, 1376-1523, (Manchester, 1965)

(12) Treharne R.F., 'The Knights in the period of Baronial Reform and Rebellion', B.I.H.R., xxi, (1946-48)

(13) Coss P., Lordship, Knighthood and Locality: a Study in English Society c.1180-c1280, (Cambridge, 1992) and The Knight in Medieval England, 1000-1400, (Stroud, 1993); Saul N., Scenes from Provincial Life: Knightly Families in Sussex, 1280-1400, (Oxford, 1986). Also Vale J., Edward III and Chivalry; Chivalric Society and its Context 1270-1350. (Woodbridge, 1982)

(14) Lapsley G.T., op.cit., E.H.R.., xxxiv (1919) p.27; Coss P., The Knight in Medieval England, 1000-1400, p.104.

(15) Denholm Young N., 'Feudal Society in the Thirteenth Century. The Knights', in Collected Papers of N. Denholm Young, (Cardiff, 1969) pp.87-94.

(16) Moor C., 'The Knights of Edward Ist', Harlean Society lxxx-lxxxiv (1929-35). This is, in fact, the only comprehensive list for this period.

(17) taken from the so called Parliamentary Roll of Arms, Palgrave F., Parliamentary Writs, I. pp.410-420 which will be discussed in more detail in chapter two.