Here is a list of the main references used in the construction of this site:
  1. Belloc. 'Hills and the Sea'. Methuen and Co. (1906) - Hilaire Belloc was an historian, author and keen sailor. Because of his experience as a sailor he would have been familiar with the waters around Selsey. I have included his observations about St Wilfrid and the people of Selsey in Wifrid's time as I think that it rather gives a Norman conquest view of the Anglo-Saxons!
  2. Salzman.'Selsey', A History of the County of Sussex: Volume 4: The Rape of Chichester (1953),- this Sussex book was just one of a series of comprehensive histories produced about various counties.
  3. Heron-Allen. Selsey Bill, Historic and Prehistoric. (1911) - Heron-Allen was somewhat of a polymath, this book was an encyclopedia of everything Selsey and was the main source of details on St Peters church and some of the history of the South Saxons.
  4. Henry, Archdeacon of Huntingdon. Tr. Greenway.Historia Anglorum. (This edition 1996) - There is not much known about this 12th century historian, however some of the sources he had are not available to us, as they have been lost in history. He seems very sure of the existance of Ælla.
  5. Nairn and N. Pevsner, The Buildings of England: Sussex. Harmondsworth (1965) - used for information of the church particulary the font
  6. F. Mee, A History of Selsey, (1988). - Frances Mee's was the most recent historical information on Selsey that I could find.
  7. Heron-Allen,The Parish Church of St. Peter on Selsey Bill Sussex 2nd edition, - a lot of the information in this booklet was also in Selsey Historic and Prehistoric but this one was updated in 1943. It provided some background information about the Selsey War Memorial.
  8. Stephens ,The South Saxon Diocese, Selsey-Chichester, 1881 - the Rev W.R.W Stephens was the Prebendary of Chichester Diocese and Rector of Woolbeding in the 19th Century, he wrote various theological, religious and historical books and essays. This one was useful for his history on the early church in Selsey.
  9. Bede, Ecclesiastical History of the English People, 731 AD, Translation Leo Sherley-Price (1955) - The Venerable Bede a contemporary of St Wilfrid, probably Englands first serious historian. Lots of information on Wilfrid as well as a snippet on Ælla
  10. The Anglo Saxon Chronicle - Online Version from - these are one of the main sources for the dark ages, although they were written much later during the reign of King Alfred. The chronicles are believed to have been derived from various historical sources, oral and written as well as a certain amount of 10th century contemporary information added to them. The information provided by them is treated with some scepticism by academics, particularly the data provided prior to the 7th century.
  11. Greenwood. History of the People of England, Vol.1. SPCK 1921 - Alice Drayton Greenwood had some interesting things to say about St Wilfrid. She was not particularly complimentary about him!
  12. Phelpstead, Carl. "Music in Anglo-Saxon England". The Literary Encyclopedia. 15 March 2003. [, accessed 12 July 2009.] - This was a useful source for information on early church music.
  13. Charters of the Selsey, ed. S. E. Kelly, Anglo-Saxon Charters 6 (Oxford: Published for The British Academy by Oxford University Press, 1998) - Interesting book for understanding the Anglo-Saxon Charters and discussion on Cymensora.
  14. The Age of Bede, Tr. Webb Ed. Farmer. This provided a translation of St Wilfrids biography by Wlifrids companion Eddius. The date given for Wilfrids death is 709, but some academics have worked out from the figures produced by Eddius that it was more likely to have been 710 AD.