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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‘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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Overseas Trade (and Smuggling) in Early Modern King’s Lynn

The King's Lynn Port Books 1610-1614 While not as important as London, King’s Lynn was still definitely in the premier division of the urban commercial leagues in the early modern period, alongside ports such as Newcastle, Hull, Southampton, Bristol and Chester. Liverpool and Glasgow at that time were still ‘emerging’…

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BALH – The Local Historian – Review – THE NORWICH CHAMBERLAINS’ ACCOUNTS 1539–40 TO 1544–45

The British Association for Local History recently published a review of THE NORWICH CHAMBERLAINS’ ACCOUNTS 1539–40 TO 1544–45 edited by Carole Rawcliffe in The Local Historian (Journal of the British Association For Local History), Volume 50, No. 3 (July 2020) and has given us permission to reprint that review on our website. The Norfolk Record…

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