Terry Jones

Terry Jones (1942 – 2020, E) was an actor, writer, comedian, screenwriter, film director and historian, best known as a member of the Monty Python comedy troupe. Born in the seaside town of Colwyn Bay. He read history at Oxford University and wrote (with Michael Palin) for British comedy programmes Do Not Adjust Your Set and The Frost Report, before creating Monty Python’s Flying Circus with Cambridge graduates Eric Idle, John Cleese, Graham Chapman and Terry Gilliam. He made his directorial debut with the team’s first film, Monty Python and the Holy Grail, which he co-directed with Gilliam, and also directed Life of Brian and The Meaning of Life. After Python, Jones’ co-wrote Ripping Yarns, with Palin. He is a well-respected Medieval historian, having written several books and presented television documentaries about the period, as well as a prolific children’s book author.


  • Bert Fegg’s Nasty Book for Boys and Girls with Michael Palin (1974)
  • Chaucer’s Knight: The Portrait of a Medieval Mercenary (1980)
  • The Saga of Erik the Viking (1983)
  • Nicobobinus (1985)
  • Goblins of the Labyrinth (1986)
  • The Curse of the Vampire’s Socks and Other Doggerel (1988)
  • Fantastic Stories (1992)
  • The Beast with a Thousand Teeth (1993)
  • A Fish of the World (1993)
  • The Sea Tiger (1994)
  • The Fly-by-Night (1994)
  • Lady Cottington’s Pressed Fairy Book (1994)
  • Crusades (1994)
  • The Goblin Companion: A Field Guide to Goblins (1996)
  • Strange Stains and Mysterious Smells: Quentin Cottington’s Journal of Faery Research (1996)
  • The Knight and the Squire (1997)
  • Douglas Adams’ Starship Titanic: A Novel (1997)
  • Lady Cottington’s Pressed Fairy Journal (1998)
  • Lady Cottington’s Fairy Album (2002)
  • Jones, Terry; Yeager, Robert F.; Doran, Terry; Fletcher, Alan; D’or, Juliett (2003). Who Murdered Chaucer?: A Medieval Mystery.
  • Terry Jones’ Medieval Lives (2004)
  • Terry Jones’s War on the War on Terror (2005)
  • Terry Jones’ Barbarians (2006)
  • Evil Machines (2011)
  • Trouble On The Heath (2011)
  • The Tyrant and the Squire (2018)
  • Fairy Tales (1981)
  • The Lady and the Squire (2000)
  • Bedtime Stories (2002)
  • Animal Tales (2011)

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