A collection of articles of mine, published and unpublished, even the oldest of which may still have some usefulness in them.
A joint paper with A. C. Harrison, published in Archaeologia Cantiana, 94 (1979 for 1978), 27–60. The profiles through the defences were surveyed by Arthur, T. Ithell and me. I wrote the first part of the paper. Arthur was responsible for the excavation (which I visited once but otherwise had nothing to do with), and he wrote that part of the paper. As far as I know, the conclusion which we were arguing for has been generally accepted.
A joint paper with A. C. Harrison, published in Archaeologia Cantiana, 103 (1987 for 1986), 1–26. I wrote the first draft, but the text was revised repeatedly, until we were both content with it. As I read the evidence now, we were both of us partly right, both of us partly wrong.
Published in Manuscripta, 34 (1990), 122–8. (The plural form ‘stemmata’ was the editor’s choice; I would have preferred to say ‘stemmas’.) The second file contains a few further comments which I hope will be taken note of.
Published in English Historical Review, 106 (1991), 921–31. A line-for-line reproduction of the printed text. The second file contains a postscript added in 2017.
Published in Archaeologia Cantiana, 115 (1996 for 1995), 121–53. This is a page-for page, almost line-for-line reproduction of the printed text. I have reversed some untoward improvements for which the editor was responsible but made no material changes. One incidental correction is noted in the margin. The second file contains some further thoughts on the subject, written up in 2017.
Published in Archaeologia Cantiana, 117 (1998 for 1997), 69–82. This is a page-for page, almost line-for-line reproduction of the printed text. (If Nicholas Brooks had seen this article sooner, he might have been spared from misunderstanding what ‘Domesday Book’ says about Rochester. Having seen a draft of his paper, I did try to warn him – but I knew that I was wasting my breath. Long before that, he had attained a plane of consciousness where it ceased to be conceivable to him that he might have got something wrong.)
N. Brooks, ‘Rochester, A.D. 400–1066’, in T. Ayers and T. Tatton-Brown (eds.), Medieval art, architecture and archaeology at Rochester (British Archaeological Association Conference Transactions 28, 2006), 6–21.
Published in Archaeologia Cantiana, 119 (2000 for 1999), 285–310. This is a page-for page, almost line-for-line reproduction of the printed text, with some corrections noted in the margin. (The editor insisted on my calling myself ‘the author’, eschewing the first person singular. Though I thought and think that a silly rule, I complied. Every editor is allowed a foible or two.)
Published in Friends of Rochester Cathedral, Report 1999/2000 (Rochester, 2000), 24–30. This is a line-for-line reproduction of the printed text. I have corrected some misprints but made no material changes.
Originally written in 2002; but this is a shortened version of the paper, first put online in 2010.
Published in Friends of Rochester Cathedral, Report 2002/2003 (Rochester, 2003), 9–14. This is a page-for-page, line-for-line reproduction of the printed text. I have corrected some misprints but made no material changes.
Published in Archaeologia Cantiana, 125 (2005), 361–79. This is a page-for page, almost line-for-line reproduction of the printed text.
A collection of published drawings of the west front and west portal, first put together in 2006, but revised several times since then. This version (probably the final version) dates from 2018.
Written in 2010, with a postscript added at the end in 2014.
Written in 2012.
Written in 2012.
Written in 2012. (As an experiment, I uploaded a copy of this article to academia.edu. I do not expect to make any further use of that site.)
Written in 2012–13. In working on this article I benefited from the advice of Dr Reinhard Bodenmann (Institut für Schweizerische Reformationsgeschichte, Universität Zürich), to whom I should like to express my gratitude again.
Written in 2021. A blundered version of this article was published in The Dickensian, 118 (2022), 22–7. This file is a corrected version produced and put online by the editor – not quite the version that I would have produced, had it been up to me.