There is no need to recreate here the excellent bibliography available on the Electronic Sawyer website (currently under revision by Rebecca Rushforth in Cambridge). It is worth, however, naming a few volumes as central to the study of Anglo-Saxon charters and history.
- J.M. Kemble , Codex Diplomaticus Aevi Saxonici , 6 vols ( London , 1839-48 ), , the first volume of which contains the first serious (and, in some ways, still the best) attempt to deal with Anglo-Saxon charter diplomatic.
- W. de Gray Birch , Cartularium Saxonicum , 3 vols and index ( London , 1885-99 )
The modern 'classics' are those editions funded and published by the British Academy. To date the following volumes have been published:
- The Charters of Abingdon Abbey , ed. S.E. Kelly , 2 vols., Anglo-Saxon Charters vii & viii ( Oxford , 2000 )
- The Charters of Burton Abbey , ed. P.H. Sawyer , Anglo-Saxon Charters ii ( Oxford , 1979 )
- The Charters of Rochester , ed. A. Campbell , Anglo-Saxon Charters i ( Oxford , 1973 )
- The Charters of Selsey , ed. S.E. Kelly , Anglo-Saxon Charters vi ( Oxford , 1998 )
- The Charters of Shaftesbury Abbey , ed. S.E. Kelly , Anglo-Saxon Charters v ( Oxford , 1996 )
- The Charters of St Augustine's Abbey, Canterbury, and Minster-in-Thanet , ed. S.E. Kelly , Anglo-Saxon Charters iv ( Oxford , 1995 )
- The Charters of St Paul's, London , ed. S.E. Kelly , Anglo-Saxon Charters x ( Oxford , 2004 )