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Shenanigans in Southrepps: Adultery in the Norwich Consistory Court Depositions

The jurisdiction of church courts used to cover many aspects of human activity. They heard causes, the church court term for cases, on such matters as marriage, defamation and probate. As part of their activity, the courts collected witness statements, … Continue reading

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Building an Education

Before the late Nineteenth Century, schooling was not compulsory and rarely free. The wealthy could send their children to schools providing a high-quality, classical education or employ private tutors. For the majority, the education provision which did exist varied in … Continue reading

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