After service in Italy in the Second World War Lewis Thorpe joined the staff of the University of Nottingham in 1946. He was Professor of French there from 1958 to 1977. He served as President of the British Branch of the International Arthurian Society and was a member of the MCC.
- La France guerrière. Penguin, 1945.
- Le roman de Laurin, fils de Marques le Sénéchal. 1950.
- Le roman de Laurin: text of MS B. N. F. fr. 22548. Cambridge: Heffer, 1960.
- Guido Farina, Painter of Verona, 1896-1957. 1967 (with Barbara Reynolds).
- Heldris de Cornouaille, Le roman de Silence. Cambridge: Heffer, 1972.
- The Bayeux Tapestry and the Norman Invasion. 1973.
 Lewis Thorpe as editor
- Bulletin bibliographique of the International Arthurian Society
- Nottingham Mediaeval Studies
- Nottingham Franch Studies
 Lewis Thorpe as translator
- Geoffrey of Monmouth, The History of the Kings of Britain. Harmondsworth: Penguin, 1966.
- Einhard and Notker the Stammerer, Two lives of Charlemagne. Harmondsworth: Penguin, 1969.
- Einhard the Frank, The Life of Charlemagne. 1970.
- Gregory of Tours, The History of the Franks. Harmondsworth: Penguin, 1974.
- Gerald of Wales, The Journey Through Wales and The Description of Wales. Harmondsworth: Penguin, 1978.
This entry is partly based on the biographical sketches on the flyleaves of Lewis Thorpe's translation of Gerald of Wales, The Journey Through Wales and The Description of Wales (Penguin Books, 1978) and of Monmouth's History of the Kings of Britain, Penguin 1973 reprint.
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