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The Norwich Bread Riot of 1766

If you heard about bread riots in the 18th century your mind might go to France, where the peasants waged war against the upper classes in order to simply be able to afford food. However, these images may be closer … Continue reading

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When was a cleric not a cleric? Stories from the City of Norwich Records

When was a cleric not a cleric? Sometimes, when he was indicted of a violent crime. For instance, was William Montague, an innkeeper in Norwich, also in holy orders? Almost certainly not. We are first introduced to William Montague in … Continue reading

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