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Black Beauty’s Norfolk Heritage

Black Beauty, the classic novel by Norfolk author Anna Sewell, was written at the very end of Sewell’s life and published on this day in 1877. The Norfolk Record Office (NRO) has many letters from her to her brother and … Continue reading

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Great Yarmouth Heritage Schools

Last Thursday, primary and secondary teachers from 7 schools in the Great Yarmouth area visited the Norfolk Record Office as part of the Heritage Schools programme which aims to ensure school children develop an understanding of their local heritage and its significance. … Continue reading

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Norfolk Witchcraft Trials

Trials for witchcraft were fairly common in Tudor and Stuart times: several can be found in the Yarmouth quarter sessions records, for example (Y/S 1/2).  By far the biggest trial was that of 1645.  Yarmouth Assembly actually invited Matthew Hopkins … Continue reading

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