His Grace the present Archbishop of Canterbury some time ago expressed to me the wish that I would put together the documents bearing on the question whether the bones discovered in 1888 were those of his great predecessor or not. He was good enough to desire that my book on the Mission of St Augustine (Cambridge, 1897) should be taken as the model - that is, that the reader should have before him the documentary evidence in such a form as to be able to draw his own conclusions. This I have endeavoured to the best of my ability to do. To a certain extent I have departed from the model, in not giving the original everywhere in full, where a document is translated from the Latin. In the present shortage of paper it seemed wasteful to print many pages of Latin matter which is easily accessible to students, as in the case of the narratives of the Passion, or of Erasmus's Colloquies. The work has been delayed by many interruptions, but it is now issued in good time for the "Jubilee of St Thomas," - the fourteenth Jubilee of the Translation, the fifteenth of the Martyrdom.