Published Sources

Various published sources are available on the Middle Temple, its members, and legal history and the Inns of Court in general, which may assist researchers prior to making an appointment to view archival material. They should be accessible in libraries and some have been digitised and are available on this website.

History of the Middle Temple, edited by Richard O. Havery. Hart Publishing, 2011.

The History of the Temple, London, from the Institution of the Order of the Knights of the Temple to the Close of the Stuart Period, by J. Bruce Williamson. John Murray. Second edition, 1925.

The Men of Court 1440 to 1550, by Sir John Baker. Selden Society, London, 2012.

The Inns of Chancery 1340 - 1640, by Sir John Baker. Selden Society, London, 2017.

Register of Admissions to the Honourable Society of the Middle Temple (from the Fifteenth Century to 1944) by H.A.C. Sturgess. Butterworth & Co., 1949. Three volumes.

Middle Temple Records: Minutes of Parliament, 1501 - 1703, translated and edited by Charles Trice Martin. Butterworth & Co., 1904-5. Three volumes plus index.

The Middle Temple Bench Book, by J. Bruce Williamson. Chancery Lane Press, 1937.

A Calendar of Middle Temple Records, edited by Charles Henry Hopwood. Butterworth & Co., 1903.

Armorial Panels at the Middle Temple, by Barnaby Bryan. The Honourable Society of the Middle Temple, London, 2017.

Armorial Glass at the Middle Temple, by Barnaby Bryan

An Introduction to English Legal History, by Sir John Baker. Fourth Edition, Oxford University Press, 2005.

A Catalogue of Notable Middle Templars, by John Hutchinson. The Honourable Society of the Middle Temple, London, 1902.