Here you will find Indexes which enable you to search by Person or Place through the texts. This allows you to compare content and emphasis across the different texts, and to obtain an overview of the range of references within each individual text.

Some Guidance on Use

Each separate reference to a person (marked in red) or place (marked in green) is displayed as a distinct entry, together with some immediate context from the surrounding text. If there are two different references to a person or place in the same line of a text, it displays twice as two distinct entries.

For texts with Modern English translations, all references to a specific person or place are given first in the original language, and then in the Modern English version. All links will take you back to the ‘Reading View’ of the text, so, for example, clicking on the English translation of a Welsh poem will take you back to the Welsh ‘Reading’ text.

If you hover your cursor over a place, a pop-up box will appear, containing a detail of the relevant map. A very few places do not appear on a map: this is either because it was impractical to show them or because they will be added later. In these cases, you will not see a pop-up map box here.

An index entry without any red or green highlighting represents a piece of text with multiple referents and thus links to several different places in the index. For example, Basingwork is one of the ‘four houses of Cistercian monks’ referred to by Lucian.

Unless stated otherwise, all locations (e.g. Castle, Gallows, Walls) are within Chester, as are groups of people (e.g. Children, Monks).