Category Archives: History

Christmas Glasses

What to do with photos taken for a purpose, and then not used? I took these photos with intent to use in the Saxlingham history, recently posted. But somehow, they never made it in. The church of St Mary the … Continue reading

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The Migrating Village of Saxlingham Thorpe

Returning to the Norfolk village of Saxlingham, Nethergate and Thorpe, we’ve arrived at the High Middle Ages: post-Hastings, post Norman Conquest and all that. While William and his mail-clad henchmen hadn’t treated kindly with the English lords of this land, … Continue reading

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The North and the South of it

At Norwich, in Norfolk, in many of the churches but especially the cathedral, the earlier, southern, style of Romanesque architecture (aka Byzantine) competes with the later, finer, often spectacular northern Gothic for the visitor’s eye. Norwich was my home-town, I … Continue reading

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Family Connections: Wulf, Wine and Thor

The last in the series of Late Saxon Wills: 1: Wulfgyth of Karletune 2: Ketel Alder 3: Edwin of Meltuna 4: Family Connections: Wulf, Wine and Thor The Will of Thurstan, son of Lustwine Potential Connections Whilst researching the Late … Continue reading

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Edwin of Meltuna

The third of the Late Saxon Will composed by Wulfgyth’s East Anglian family: 1: Wulfgyth of Karletune 2: Ketel Alder 3: Edwin of Meltuna 4: Family Connections: Wulf, Wine and Thor Edwin of Meltuna Brother by-blood or in-law? There is … Continue reading

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Ketel Alder

Continuing the four-post series, a look at three related Late Saxon Wills 1: Wulfgyth of Karletune 2: Ketel Alder 3: Edwin of Meltuna 4: Family Connections: Wulf, Wine and Thor Ketel, King’s Thegn? Despite Ketel had the requisite hidage, and … Continue reading

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A Different Take on the Broads

The Norfolk Broads: everyone’s seen the usual-type shots, wide expanses of lapis lazuli water, dotted with white-sailed yachts. Well, I visited the Broads village of Ranworth this past Tuesday (3rd October), and took some different shots. Enjoy.

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