East Anglia's History

East Anglia's History

Studies in Honour of Norman Scarfe

Edited by Christopher Harper-Bill, Carole Rawcliffe, Richard G. Wilson

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Overview

Overview

Seventeen studies from the region's best scholars illuminate aspects of the history of Suffolk and Norfolk from the 11th century to the 20th.
East Anglia's political and economic importance in the middle ages is plain for all to see, stemming initially from its crucial position on the eastern shores of the North Sea and its participation in the successive patterns of invasion and settlement of England. Archaeological evidence abounds: burial mounds, castles, great churches deriving from the wealth created by sheep, yeoman farmhouses, and market towns of eighteenth-century elegance. Behind these visible manifestations of the march of centuries lie particular histories, and these seventeen studies from the region's best scholars reveal some of those jigsaw puzzles of time, ranging from the Domesday herring industry by way of monasteries, memorials, wills, Gainsborough and garden history to the growing passion for natural history and science in the mid nineteenth century. They make a serious contribution to an understanding of the region, and at the same time honour Norman Scarfe, whose own studies have played a notable part in the interpretation of East Anglia's history.

Contributors JOHN BLATCHLY, JAMES CAMPBELL, CHRISTOPHER HARPER-BILL, CAROLE RAWCLIFFE, DAVID DYMOND, PETER NORTHEAST, COLIN RICHMOND, JUDITH MIDDLETON-STEWART, DIARMAID MacCULLOCH, HASSELL SMITH, TOM WILLIAMSON, EDWARD MARTIN, JONATHAN THEOBALD, RICHARD WILSON, HUGH BELSEY, STEVEN PLUNKETT, GEOFFREY MARTIN, MICHAEL HOWARD.

Details

February 2002
34 black and white, 33 line illustrations
374 pages
23.4x15.6 cm
ISBN: 9780851158785
Format: Hardback
Library eBook
Boydell Press
BIC HBJD1, 1DBKEA, 2AB, 3H, 4P
BISAC HIS037010, HIS015000
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Table of Contents

Norman Scarfe: an Appreciation - John Blatchly
Domesday Herrings - James Campbell
Searching for Salvation in Anglo-Norman East Anglia - Christopher Harper-Bill
'On the Threshold of Eternity': Care for the Sick in East Anglian Monasteries -
The Parson's Glebe: Stable, Expanding or Shrinking? - David P. Dymond
Suffolk Churches in the Late Middle Ages: the Evidence of Wills - Peter Northeast
Sir Philip Bothe of Shrubland: the Last of a Distinguished Line Builds in Commemoration (with Judith Middleton-Stewart) - John Blatchly
Sir Philip Bothe of Shrubland: the Last of a Distinguished Line Builds in Commemoration (with John Blatchly) - Judith Middleton-Stewart
A First Stirring of Suffolk Archaeology? - Diarmaid McCulloch
Concept and Compromise: Sir Nicholas Bacon and the Building of Stiffkey Hall - A. Hassell Smith
Shrubland Hall: a House and its Landscape, 1660-1880 -
Garden Canals in Suffolk - Edward Martin
Estate Stewards in Woodland High Suffolk, 1690-1880 - Jon Theobald
A Journal of a Tour through Suffolk, Norfolk, Lincolnshire and Yorkshire in the Summer of 1741 - Richard G Wilson
Thomas Gainsborough as an Ipswich Musician, a Collector of Prints and a Caricaturist - Hugh Belsey
Ipswich Museum Moralities in the 1840s and 1850s - Steven Plunkett
John Cordy Jeaffreson (1831-1901) and the Ipswich Borough Archives - G Martin
The Caen Controversy - Michael Howard

Reviews

The sheer range and variety of subjects reveal the breadth of Norman Scarfe's interests... an interesting and varied book, well illustrated and well worth reading. LOCAL HISTORIAN

It is impossible to do full justice to all the writers...only to say that the level of scholarship throughout is extremely high....(An) excellent volume. ALBION

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