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Information Sources

Some Notes on the Use of Sources

I have given considerable thought as to the best way to use these various sources of information. Clearly, for works only available in print, and which are still under copyright it is only possible to provide short quotations and an appropriate citation. For digital works, either in the public domain, or out of copyright there are a number of options:

  1. Paraphrase the information, cite the whole source(s)
  2. Provide a link to the specific point in the source
  3. Include an extensive quotation (up to the entire article) on the relevant page of this website, with a citation and or link to the source

Option 1, frankly, is quite hard work, and risks introducing new errors or misunderstandings. On occasion I will however provide an additional commentary to an existing extract or article.

Option 2 is tempting, but switching to a different site breaks the flow of reading. In addition, many of the sources have been scanned from ancient manuscripts that are themselves stained or unclear; and where the OCR identification of text is usually far from perfect. If I sometimes struggle to read these texts, then others may too.

I have chosen option 3. I believe that this gives the best experience for the reader, for the following reasons:

  • The referenced text is within the main flow of the page
  • I can insert appropriate links to other pages on this website
  • I can provide a clean, corrected version of the text
  • The reader can always find the original source by the following the link if required.

Thus you will find that this site makes considerable use of extensive extracts from other works, however, I make no apology for this, as I believe it to be in the best interests of the reader.

Heraldry

Print Books

  • The Sutton Companion to Heraldry (2004 Ed.) by Stephen Friar
  • Boutell's Heraldry (1970 Ed.) by J.P. Brooke-Little
  • A Complete Guide to Heraldry (a 1978 reprint of the 1909 Ed.) by A.C. Fox-Davies

Online Books and other Sources

(To be done)

Cathedral History

Print Books

  • Lincoln Cathedral, the Story So Far, Cathedral Guidebook (2006)
  • Lincoln Cathedral: A Journey From Past To Present (2010) by Buckler et. al.
  • Cathedral: The English Cathedrals and the World that Made Them (2011) by Jon Cannon

Online Books and other Sources

(To be done)


Architecture

Print Books

  • A Visual Dictionary of Architecture (1995 Ed.) by Francis D.K. Ching
  • Church Architecture: A Glossary of Terms (1998) by Mark Child

Online Books and other Sources

(To be done)