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History of Norwich, Norfolk, England

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Norwich, Norfolk, England

Norwich, Norfolk, England

Norwich was England’s second biggest city for more than 700 years, and Norfolk England’s most populous and prosperous county, largely as a result of the wool trade.

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  • 1549 - Norwich besieged by Kett's Rebellion
    Kett's Rebellion took place in the summer of 1549. It started off in Wymondham after a small group of peasants got together to protest against rich...Read MORE...


  • By the 16th century Norwich had grown to become the second largest city in England; but over one-third of its population died in the plague epidemic of 1579.

    www.wikipedia.org

  • 1620 - Pilgrim fathers sail to the new world on board the Mayflower. 32 of the 107 on board were from Norwich & Norfolk.

    www.oldcity.org.uk/ norwich/ history/ history06.php

  • 1665 - Bubonic Plague in Norwich
    Norwich experienced its last epidemic of Bubonic Plague during 1665-6; this resulted in most of the wealthy citizens leaving Norwich. Unemployment...Read MORE...


  • 1687 - Doughty's Hospital founded in Norwich
    It began in March 1677 when William Doughty, mariner, declared to the Court of the Mayoralty his intention to reside in Norwich requesting that he be ...Read MORE...


  • 1693 - Old Meeting House built by Norwich Non-conformists
    ...In 1662 the Act of Uniformity ejected any minister who could not or would not adhere to official Church of England doctrine. Some of these...Read MORE...


  • 1713 - Bethel Hospital built in Norwich
    The Bethel Hospital in Norwich, founded by Mary Chapman, was opened in 1713 and was the first purpose-built asylum in the country. In 1712, the site, ...Read MORE...


  • 1721 - In 1721 the Norwich Weekly Mercury, or Protestant Packet, was established, price three-halfpence... The Mercury was printed by William Chase, Cockey lane...
    Fletcher's Norwich Hand-Book, compiled by Mrs. Madders
    Authors Susan Swain MADDERS, Josiah FLETCHER
    Published 1857
    Page 212

  • 1732 - Market Cross pulled down in Norwich
    Archaeologists excavating Norwich market before refurbishment work begins have uncovered the foundations of the medieval Market Cross.
    An original...Read MORE...


  • 1766 - Food riots in Norwich.

    www.oldcity.org.uk/ norwich/ history/ history07.php

  • 1771 - Norfolk & Norwich Hospital opened.
    The citizens of Norfolk had felt the need for a hospital in Norwich for many years...

    In August 1770 William Fellowes organised a meeting at the...Read MORE...


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  • 1895 - Norwich
    Norwich, nor'rij (anc. Wen'ta Iceno'rum), a city of England, capital of the co, of Norfolk, on the Yare and Wensum Rivers, 2 miles above their...Read MORE...


  • Norwich, Norfolk, England
    1897 ad found in Sears & Roebuck Catalog
    Colman's Mustard
    Norwich, England
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  • 1906
    Norwich, a city and parliamentary and county borough of England, within the territorial limits of the county of Norfolk, on the Wensum, just above...Read MORE...




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  • The spectacular NORWICH CATHERDRAL, England (inside and outside views)


    The spectacular NORWICH CATHERDRAL, England (inside and outside views) (www.youtube.com)
  • 1549 - Norwich besieged by Kett's Rebellion
    Kett's Rebellion took place in the summer of 1549. It started off in Wymondham after a small group of peasants got together to protest against rich... Read MORE...

  • By the 16th century Norwich had grown to become the second largest city in England; but over one-third of its population died in the plague epidemic of 1579.

    www.wikipedia.org
  • 1620 - Pilgrim fathers sail to the new world on board the Mayflower. 32 of the 107 on board were from Norwich & Norfolk.

    www.oldcity.org.uk/ norwich/ history/ history06.php
  • 1665 - Bubonic Plague in Norwich
    Norwich experienced its last epidemic of Bubonic Plague during 1665-6; this resulted in most of the wealthy citizens leaving Norwich. Unemployment... Read MORE...

  • 1687 - Doughty's Hospital founded in Norwich
    It began in March 1677 when William Doughty, mariner, declared to the Court of the Mayoralty his intention to reside in Norwich requesting that he be ... Read MORE...

  • 1693 - Old Meeting House built by Norwich Non-conformists
    ...In 1662 the Act of Uniformity ejected any minister who could not or would not adhere to official Church of England doctrine. Some of these... Read MORE...

  • 1713 - Bethel Hospital built in Norwich
    The Bethel Hospital in Norwich, founded by Mary Chapman, was opened in 1713 and was the first purpose-built asylum in the country. In 1712, the site, ... Read MORE...

  • 1721 - In 1721 the Norwich Weekly Mercury, or Protestant Packet, was established, price three-halfpence... The Mercury was printed by William Chase, Cockey lane...
    Fletcher's Norwich Hand-Book, compiled by Mrs. Madders
    Authors Susan Swain MADDERS, Josiah FLETCHER
    Published 1857
    Page 212
  • 1732 - Market Cross pulled down in Norwich
    Archaeologists excavating Norwich market before refurbishment work begins have uncovered the foundations of the medieval Market Cross.
    An original... Read MORE...

  • 1766 - Food riots in Norwich.

    www.oldcity.org.uk/ norwich/ history/ history07.php
  • 1771 - Norfolk & Norwich Hospital opened.
    The citizens of Norfolk had felt the need for a hospital in Norwich for many years...

    In August 1770 William Fellowes organised a meeting at the... Read MORE...

  • 1895 - Norwich
    Norwich, nor'rij (anc. Wen'ta Iceno'rum), a city of England, capital of the co, of Norfolk, on the Yare and Wensum Rivers, 2 miles above their... Read MORE...

  • 1906
    Norwich, a city and parliamentary and county borough of England, within the territorial limits of the county of Norfolk, on the Wensum, just above... Read MORE...

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