This second volume of Rochford of Fenne and Stoke Rochford forms a complete compendium of source material collected about the family, together with commentary and discussion of its interpretation.
It is intended as an aid to those who wish to dig deeper into the evidence behind the story of this remarkable family, and make use of it for their own work.
The bulk of the material comprises some 1,200 original records culled from sources as diverse as chancery rolls, property deals, court cases, wills, surveys and more. These have been transcribed, translated and abstracted where appropriate, and are organised in a traditional calendar format.
There is also a wealth of evidence about now-lost villages, buildings, monuments and stained glass windows extracted from the writings of antiquaries such as Gervase Holles, Francis Blomefield and Charles Parkin.