BALH – The Local Historian – Review – The Papers of Nathaniel Bacon of Stiffkey Volume VII 1614–1622

The British Association for Local History recently published a review of THE PAPERS OF NATHANIEL BACON OF STIFFKEY Vol. 7 1614-1622 edited by Barry Taylor and G. Alan Metters in The Local Historian (Journal of the British Association For Local History), Volume 54, No. 1 (February 2024). Dr Heather Falvey…

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Surviving the Dissolution: Norwich’s Great Hospital in the Sixteenth Century

The Great Hospital has provided care for the local community continuously for almost 800 years.   Few other charitable organisations in Europe can match this remarkable record and even fewer can boast such a rare combination of architectural and documentary riches.  Although at the time of its foundation in 1249 the…

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Visit to Ryston Hall

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On Saturday 22 October, around 20 members and guests of the society visited Ryston Hall, near Downham Market, Norfolk, by kind invitation of Mrs Sarah Pratt the current custodian of the hall and estate. The visit was organised by the society in connection to our 2022 publication The Literary Papers…

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Dr John Barney

John Barney who died in mid-July was an unusual mature student. After a distinguished career at Ernst and Young he came to Norfolk in 1990, not as a well-to-do retiree to the county’s north coast but to study history at the University of East Anglia. He graduated with first class…

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‘Slices of Bacon’ – Sir Nathaniel, his family and his papers

Nathaniel Bacon (?1546-1622) was the second son of the Lord Keeper Sir Nicholas Bacon and his first wife Jane, the daughter of Thomas Ferneley, a Suffolk merchant. Nathaniel had two brothers, Nicholas and Edward, both of whom became county figures in Suffolk, and two half-brothers, Anthony and Francis, the sons…

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BALH – The Local Historian – Review – HUMPHRY REPTON AND HIS FAMILY Correspondence 1805-1816

The British Association for Local History recently published a review of HUMPHRY REPTON AND HIS FAMILY Correspondence 1805-1816 edited by Heather Falvey in The Local Historian (Journal of the British Association For Local History), Volume 52, No. 1 (January 2022) and has given us permission to reprint that review on our website. This volume from…

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