Some relevant books

This is a brief bibliography of books I have found helpful.

- Rice’s Architectural Primer.  Matthew Rice.  Published 2009 by Bloomsbury Publishing plc.  ISBN 978 0 7475 9748 3

This book was published after the start of this site but it is a gem in that it has delightful coloured drawings of architectural terms which will help you identify most of the features described by Pevsner.  Printed on nice paper with coloured hard cover.  A pleasure to own and browse.  Highly recommended.

Tudor Houses Explained.  Trevor Yorke.  Published 2009 by Countryside Books.  ISBN 1 84674 150 0

A compact paperback.  Well written with helpful illustrations.

Georgian and Regency Houses Explained.  Trevor Yorke.  Published 2007 by Countryside Books.  ISBN 978 1 84674 051 0

Another paperback in the same series as the above.  Slightly thicker, also with useful illustrations.

Brick Building in England - from the Middle Ages to 1550.  Jane A Wight.  Published 1972.  ISBN 0 212 98400 4

A comprehensive review of what it says in the title.  Has a gazetteer with useful descriptions of many buildings in Suffolk (and elsewhere of course).

Suffolk Houses - A study of Domestic Architecture.  Eric Sandon.  Baron Publishing Ltd.  1977 (and to 2003). ISBN 0 902028 68 5.

A “coffee table” book that is scholarly as well.  Detailed description of many house in Pevsner as well as others.  Well illustrated (black and white).

Lost Country Houses of Suffolk.   W M Roberts.  Published 2010, Boydell Press.   ISBN 978 I 84383 523 3

Details of 40 country houses lost during the 20th Century.

-  Lady Jane Grey, Nine Days Queen.  Alison Plowden.  Published 2003 by Sutton Publishing.  My paperback edition published  2009 by The History Press. ISBN 978 0 7509 3769 6.

Extensive references to the Brandon family throughout and especially in Chapter One: “Forebears”.

-  Charles Brandon, Duke of Suffolk c1484 - 1545. S J Gunn.  Published 1988 by Basil Blackwell.  ISBN 0-631-15781-6

Derived from the  PhD of the author, now a history lecturer at Merton College, Oxford.  Very scholarly and detailed but only loosely arranged in chronological order.  Not a biography.


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