1Storey, R, Diocesan Administration in Fifteenth-century England, second edition (York, 1972), pp 13–18; Davies, R, ‘The episcopate’ in Clough, C (ed), Profession, Vocation, and Culture in Later Medieval England (Liverpool, 1982), pp 51–89 at 64–65.
2The Chronicle of Adam Usk 1377–1421, ed and trans Given-Wilson, C (Oxford, 1997).
4 The standard course of study is well described in Brundage, J, The Medieval Origins of the Legal Profession (Chicago, IL, 2008), pp 248–271.
5 The slightly conflicting evidence for the steps and their dates is stated and discussed in Professor Given-Wilson's ‘Introduction’ to Chronicle, pp xiv–xvii; see also Given-Wilson, C, ‘Usk, Adam (c. 1350–1430)’, in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography (Oxford, 2004; online edition January 2009), available at <http://oxforddnb.com/view/article/98>, accessed 16 June 2016.
6Chronicle, pp 152–153, 250–225. See also Logan, F, The Medieval Court of Arches (Woodbridge, 2005), p 221.
7 See Aston, M, Thomas Arundel: a study in church life in the reign of Richard II (Oxford, 1967), pp 368–369 and 378.
8Chronicle, pp 246–247.
9 The best record of the benefices he received is contained in Emden, A, Biographical Register of the University of Oxford to A.D. 1500, vol 3 (Oxford, 1959), pp 1937–1938.
10 ‘Introduction’, Chronicle, p xxiii.
11Chronicle, pp 154–155.
12 See ‘Introduction’, Chronicle, pp xxiii–xxiv.
13 See Morris-Jones, J, ‘Adam Usk's epitaph’, (1921) 31Y Cymmrodor112–134.
14 It is printed in Owen, E, ‘The will of Adam of Usk’, (1903) 18English Historical Review316–317.
15Jacob, E, Essays in the Conciliar Epoch (Manchester, 1963), pp 24–25.
20 On the development of this concept, see Peters, E, The Shadow King: rex inutilis in medieval law and literature, 751–1327 (New Haven, CT, 1970).
21 See, eg, Lapsley, G, ‘The parliamentary title of Henry IV’, (1934) 44English Historical Review423–449, reprinted in Lapsley, G, Crown Community and Parliament in the Later Middle Ages, ed Cam, H and Barraclough, G (Oxford, 1951), pp 272–340, at 288–291, 310–321; Harriss, G, Shaping the Nation: England 1360–1461 (Oxford, 2005), pp 488–495.
22Caspary, G, ‘The deposition of Richard II and the canon law’ in Kuttner, S and Ryan, J (eds), Proceedings of the Second International Congress of Medieval Canon Law (Vatican City, 1965), pp 189–201 at 201. Some notice of Adam of Usk's account and Caspary's contribution is, however, taken in what is now the authoritative work on the reign: Saul, N, Richard II (New Haven, CT, and London, 1997), pp 418–419, and also in Bennett, M, Richard II and the Revolution of 1399 (Stroud, 1999), pp 175–176.