Editors gladly and gratefully acknowledge many debts. Above all we are grateful to our contributors for their papers and for their patience during the book’s gestation. Further thanks quickly follow. Caroline Palmer and her colleagues at Boydell have taken all their characteristic care to make the book as handsome as its subject deserves; the J. C. Baker Trust and Lord Judge of Draycote have provided generous financial support. At the Temple in London Liz Clarke, Cath D’Alton, James Lloyd, Katrina Marchant and above all Catherine de Satgé have in various ways lightened our load.