Binham priory was founded soon after 1100 by Peter de Vagognes and his wife Albreda. The Binham cartulary consists of a collection of documents relating to the priory's possessions from its foundation c. 1104 until the middle of the fourteenth century. As such it is an important source for the early history of the parishes (mainly situated in North Norfolk) in which the priory held property interests.
Dr Johanna Margerum read history as an undergraduate at Nottingham University, before moving to the University of East Anglia for her MA and PhD. She has worked in Norfolk since 2004 as a primary school teacher.