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‘He will have the Dance of Swing’: Norfolk’s Involvement in the Swing Riots of 1830s England

When the harsh winter of 1830 followed a poor harvest and caused reduced wages for labourers, agricultural riots spread across Norfolk and throughout the south and east of England. The labourers wanted to stop the spread of new threshing machines, … Continue reading

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Prisons in Norfolk

This week’s blog post is from Orla Kennelly, who works as an Archive Specialist for the Norfolk Record Office, and is based at the Norfolk Heritage Centre.  Norwich Castle, and The Guildhall just off the market place, are two of … Continue reading

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