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FURTHER READING

We have a number of publications available at the Museum and from our online shop to expand your knowledge further.
A selection are listed below. For a wider range of our products, take a look at our shop on this website or come and visit
the Thorney Heritage Museum!

THORNEY IN FOCUS

An historic village in the Fens

Family history researchers who trace their line to Thorney will delight in this book, combining as it does the echoes of the past with a walk in the present.

The publication reveals details and angles of Thorney and the surrounding landscape which in everyday life are often overlooked, even though they are sometimes fleetingly caught in the human lens. In doing this the creators hope
to stimulate and excite you and invite you to take a
second look.

With a foreword by His Grace Andrew Ian Henry Russell, 15th Duke of Bedford and comprising of 240 pages in full colour, this book is full of fascinating facts and great photographs of the unique part of the country.

"It is a little paradise ... fen-circled, yet rich in loftiest trees... here are orchards, there are vineyards. And what of the glorious buildings, whose very size it is a wonder that the ground can support amid such marshes? A vast solitude is here the monk's lot, that may the more closely cling to things above... From its dense thickets it is called Thorney."
William of Malmesbury

THORNEY

A selection of other Thorney publications

Husband, Dorothy A brief history of Thorney Abbey Thorney Abbey, 1999
Available from the Secretary at Thorney Heritage Museum, price £1.00 plus 50p postage and packing.

Thorney Society Victorian gravestones: a selection of Victorian gravestones from Thorney Abbey, Cambridgeshire An Ancarig Book from the Thorney Society, 2005
Available from the Secretary at Thorney Heritage Museum, price £4.50 plus 50p postage and packing.

Thorney Society Military graves from Thorney Abbey Graveyard An Ancarig Book from the Thorney Society, 2005
Available from the Secretary at Thorney Heritage Museum, price £4.50 plus 50p postage and packing.

Thancredus, Torhtredus and Toua, the "Thorney Martyrs"
An article contributed to the Thorney Society by Avril Lumley Prior.

GENERAL BOOKS COVERING THE FENS

Discover more about life in the Fens

Sly, Rex From punt to plough Alan Sutton, 2003

THE MEDIEVAL THORNEY ABBEY

Learn more about our historic Abbey

Sharpe, Richard Monastic reading at Thorney Abbey, 1323-1347 Traditio (2005) volume 60, p243-278 [Four years' notes from Thorney Abbey describe the distribution of books to the monks for their devotional reading. This information is unknown from other medieval English Benedictine monasteries.]

Thomas, John Evidence for the dissolution of Thorney Abbey:recent excavations and landscape excavations at Thorney, Cambridgeshire Medieval Archaeology vol 50, 2006, p179-241.