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Record Office Recipes

Archives give us a unique insight into the kitchens of our ancestors  We can discover ingredients unfamiliar to our modern taste buds and methods that are no longer used in a modern kitchen.  We can also discover surprisingly familiar ingredients … Continue reading

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The Duke of Norfolk’s Deeds: The early Howard Inheritance in Norfolk

The colourful history of the Howard dukes of Norfolk during the Tudor period led to their fall from grace and the loss of their Dukedom in 1572 when the 4th Duke was beheaded. Their faithful adherence to the proscribed Roman … Continue reading

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Reaching for the stars: An Account of Early Space Exploration

Would we have reached the moon without the courage of men like General William Kepner? The Experiment In 1934 General William Kepner took part in an experimental stratosphere flight, in which he tried to reach the second layer of the … Continue reading

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New workshops for the Autumn Term 2021

We are really pleased to announce that we have received funding from the Paston Footprints project in order to create 2 brand new workshops. Defending the Castle and Tudor Shopping are initially availble for the first half of the Autumn … Continue reading

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Fear of Invasion

“He who would all England win, should at Weybourne Hope begin.”  Norfolk has always been vulnerable to invasion from the sea, particularly in areas like Weybourne with its steeply shelving beach giving deep-water anchorage close to the shore. A map of 1588, … Continue reading

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How did football come to Carrow Road

On this day in 1935 the first football match was played at Carrow Road. In this blog we will be looking at why the ground was built on this site and some of the changes which have taken place to … Continue reading

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Entering Australia: The Life of a 19th Century Criminal

Australia, like the rest of Oceania, has been working hard at keeping its borders closed over the past 18 months to stop the spread of COVID. However, this was not always the case.  In the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries many, … Continue reading

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What was the True Identity of ‘Black Bart’? – part 3

In 2018, a two-part article was published on this blog (part 1 here, part 2 here) challenging the parentage of Charles E. Boles aka ‘Black Bart’ an infamous US outlaw, who committed some 28 holdups of Wells Fargo stagecoaches in … Continue reading

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