Foreword by His Grace the Duke of Norfolk, Earl Marshal
Explanation of shield numbers
History of the Cloister’s construction
Dating the cloister
Thomas Arundel as Archbishop of Canterbury
The Cloister as a roll of arms
The Bay of Reconciliation (Bay 30)
The Royal Bay (Bay 32)
The Arundel Family Bay (Bay 33)
Lollards in the cloister
The English Cardinals
Other bishops and monks
The Archbishop’s friends
Lords, Ladies and Gentlemen
The last bay
The lost paper record of the Cloister Roll
Problems of the sources
Willement’s Three Sources
Heraldry in the era of the Cloister
King Henry IV
The lost shields
Alphabetical list of shields
Numerical list of shields
'... this is a splendid volume allowing the history and genealogy of the Canterbury cloister and its hundreds of associated individuals and families to stand in new and radiant light. It will remain as an indispensable vade mecum for long into the future.'
'Like the enterprises of the early antiquarians, this book will doubtless stand the test of time; it will be consulted by scholars for generations to come.'
'This book will prove a valuable reference for those interested in the Cloister.'
'...an indispensable source of reference, not just for those interested in the Great Cloister and its history, but for all seeking information on English heraldry and genealogy of the early 15th century. Fittingly, the volume well merits its gracious Foreword by the Duke of Norfolk, who, as Earl Marshal, has oversight of the College of Arms.'