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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The Civil War Comes to Norwich

The Great Blow: Examinations and Informations relating to the Great Blow in Norwich, 1648 On 24 April 1648 a rioting crowd unwittingly unleashed the largest explosion in seventeenth-century England, detonating ninety-eight barrels of powder in the house rented to Norfolk’s County Committee, very close to Norwich market place. The blast…

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Architecture and family life in early-Georgian Norfolk

John Buxton, Norfolk Gentleman and Architect, Letters to his son 1719-1729 Reading other people’s letters is not obviously legitimate, but past collections can fairly be explored to illuminate the lives of individuals and their families. Between 1719 and 1729, John Buxton (1685-1731), a south-Norfolk landowner remembered as a gentleman-architect, exchanged…

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