Using a variety of sources including chronicles, annals, secular and sacred biographies and monographs on local histories Historical Writing in England by Antonia Gransden offers a comprehensive critical survey of historical writing in England from the mid-sixth century to the early sixteenth century. Based on the study of the sources themselves, these volumes also offer a critical assessment of secondary sources and historiographical development.
'Invaluable for the student of the period.' - Clio
'Gransden has added a major book to the historiography of the English middle ages, and a fascinating book at that.' - A.Z. Freeman
'A very useful volume that will serve as a basic work of reference for many years to come.' - American Historical Review
'These two volumes are, by any reckoning a most remarkable achievement, and one for which scholars for very many years continue to be indebted.' - The Antiquaries Journal