Particular attention is drawn to A Ship Cast Away About Alderney by Jason Monaghan and Mensun Bound; this is the definitive word on the work of the Trust; together with essays and studies by a range of specialists, this book contains a catalogue of everything recovered from the site before the year 2000.

Buy the book here: A Ship Cast Away About Alderney: Investigations of an Elizabethan Shipwreck

Numerous articles, reports and monographs have appeared on the Alderney Elizabethan wreck, many of these, however, contain erroneous material or obsolete thought. The following publications are recommended by the Trust for their largely reliable content.

Bound, M., 1995, An Elizabethan Wreck off Alderney, Minerva 6 (2), 11-14
Bound, M., 1997a, A late Elizabethan Wreck off Alderney in the Channel Islands, in Lakey D.A. (ed.), Underwater Archaeology, 84-89
Bound, M., 1997b, Alderney Wreck, British Museum Encyclopaedia of Underwater Archaeology, Delgado, J. (ed.), British Museum Press, 25.
Bound, M., 1998, A Wreck off Alderney from the late Elizabethan period: An analysis of the artefacts, in Bound, M. (ed.) Excavating Ships of War, International Maritime Archaeology Series, volume 2, Oxford, 64-83
Davenport, T.G., 1992, Alderney’s Elizabethan War Ship, Alderney Magazine, autumn issue, 2-11
Davenport T.G. and Burns, R., 1995, A sixteenth century wreck off the Island of Alderney, in Mensun Bound (ed.), The Archaeology of Ships of War, International Maritime Archaeology Series, volume 1, Oxford, 30-40.
Dingemans, T., 1996, An Elizabethan era wreck in the Channel Islands, Sea History, no. 78, 19 – 21
Kaye, B. and Cole-Hamilton, D.J., 1995, Conservation of knife handles from the Elizabethan War Ship Makeshift, International Journal of Nautical Archaeology 24,2, 147-150
Keys, D., 1992, The Independent, 26 June
Loades, D.L., 1995, The Elizabethan Wreck: Historical background, Alderney Society Bulletin XXX, 53-55
Loades, D.L., 1997, The Channel Islands and Tudor policy: The context of the Alderney wreck, Alderney Society Bulletin XXXII, 52-62
Monaghan, J., 1996, The Elizabethan Wreck, Alderney Society Bulletin XXX1, 47-49
Monaghan, J. and Bound, M., 2001, A Ship Cast Away About Alderney: Investigations of an Elizabethan Shipwreck, Alderney Maritime Trust, Guernsey.
Ramond, R., 1995, A layman’s view of the wreck, Alderney Society Journal XXX, 56 – 59
Smith, B.S., 1997, Inquiry into two lead weights found on the Alderney wreck, International Journal of Nautical Archaeology 26.2, 133-143.
The following publications do not make any reference to the Alderney wreck, but contain useful background information.
Caruana, A.B., 1994, The History of English Sea Ordinance 1523-1875, Volume 1, Jean Boudriot Publications, East Sussex
Cruickshank, C.G., 1966, Elizabeth’s Army, Oxford
Loades, D.L., 1992, Tudor Navy, Aldershot
MaCaffrey, W., 1992, Elizabeth I: War and Politics 1588-1603, Princeton
Nolan, J.S., 1997, Sir John Norreys and the Elizabethan Military World, Exeter
Wernham, R.B., 1984, After the Armada, Oxford


The following publications, reports and studies were used in the preparation of this website:

Rowse. A.L., 1950, The England of Elizabeth: The Structure of Society, Macmillan and Coo, London
Rowse, A. L., 1972, The Elizabethan Renaissance: The Cultural Achievement, Macmillan and Co, London