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Book tickets to our next online Historians Talk - Shardlake's Tudor History of Norwich!

10:30am, Friday 28th January, online webinar

1549 was a tumultuous year for Norwich as Robert Kett and 10,000 followers besieged the city and demanded social justice from the king. This is the setting for C.J. Sansom’s best-selling novel featuring Tudor Lawyer, Matthews Shardlake.

This live online talk follows in the footsteps of Shardlake as he visits Norwich and is caught up in the rebellion. This is possibly a first for the Norwich Society, taking a fictional character as the basis for a talk about a key period in Norwich’s past, in an event which will prove just as fascinating whether viewers have read the books or are still yet to! There is still so much of Tudor Norwich to see, and we hope it will encourage people to explore Norwich and read the Shardlake novels.

Our speaker, Vanessa Trevelyan is a past Chair of the Norwich Society but, perhaps more importantly, a founder member of the Friends of Kett’s Heights, which was set up to help maintain the site and raise awareness of its historical significance.

This talk is free to attend, but must be booked.


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The latest Aspects of Norwich is now in the shops!

Aspects of Norwich, Autumn 2021 is now available to buy.

As ever, the publication showcases a variety of topics across Norwich’s history, this time including Will Kemp’s ‘Nine Daies Wonder’ in 1600, through to the garden nurseries of Eaton in the 19th and 20th centuries, as well as a book review of ‘Colonel Unthank’s Norwich: A Sideways Look at the City’.

The book is priced at £5 and can be bought from Jarrold or City Bookshop.

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Book our live online talk '150 years of Sewerage in Norwich' for FREE - 16th December at 10:30am

Booking for our next online Historians Talk '150 years of Sewerage in Norwich' is now open.

December 16th, 10:30am / online

The city’s first public sewerage system opened exactly 150 years ago last August, but how were the major geological and topographical challenges overcome in building it? Did it work? Has the system been changed or extended since then?

While preparing on a book about subterranean Norwich, Matt became intrigued by the depth and size of some of Norwich’s sewers, part of a hidden underground system we completely rely on, but hardly ever think about. In this talk, he draws together fragmentary information from a multiplicity of written and visual sources, and has crossed the city looking for manhole covers, to tell the story he calls ‘Norwich’s Netherflow’.

The talk is FREE, but must be booked in advance.


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