Titles based in Norwich from Poppyland and the Centre of East Anglian Studies.
Kett 1549: Rewriting the Rebellion
Due to popular demand we are having to re-print this book. Orders received will not be dispatched until the week commencing 19 November at the earliest.
Much has been written and imagined about Kett’s Rebellion in 1549 including the just released historical novel Tombland by C. J. Sansom, who has also written the foreword to this, Leo R. Jary’s, latest exploration of Norwich’s past. The author attempts to counter the bias of the establishment figures who wrote accounts at the time and, using his military knowledge, establishes a new theory concerning the question that has vexed historians since; the exact location of ‘Dussindale’, the place where Kett was finally defeated. Jary’s own illustrations and maps bring his persuasive research and arguments together in a book that will be of interest to anyone fascinated by Norfolk history, Kett’s Rebellion or Tudor military technology.
Leo R. Jary ISBN 9781909796577 £9.95
Norwich at War
Norwich at War
is a new edition of this title, covering the war years in the city of Norwich. Sixty years on from the Baedeker raids of 1942, this Third Edition includes extra photos and colour illustrations. Joan Banger's unique collection of information and photographs remind us of those dramatic days.
The partner title, Norwich at Peace, is available.
Joan Banger ISBN 0946148619 £4.95
Norwich at Peace
Norwich at Peace
is the partner volume to the very popular Norwich at War
, recording the development of the city between the two world wars. Joan Banger uses extracts from the local press from 1918 to 1939 to chart the growth of the city and the adventures of its people, and illustrates it with a selection of pictures from the time and contemporary colour photographs.
The period covered was one of great growth for Norwich, and the book gives a very good understanding of the layout of the city we know today, as well as covering many of the principle incidents in the years it covers.
Joan Banger ISBN 0946148653 £2.95
A Forgotten Norwich Artist: Catherine Maude Nichols
Catherine Nichols was a prominent and busy Norwich artist of the late 19th and early 20th centuries, a woman making a commercial success of her talent in a man's world. She had apparently not left posterity a deal of information about herself, having gone to some length to keep her life hidden, but in A Forgotten Norwich Artist: Catherine Maude Nichols
the authors have brought her character to the fore. In this their second title for Poppyland Publishing, Pam Inder and Marion Aldis have expanded on the one chapter devoted to Catherine Nichols in their previous title,'Nine Norfolk Women', as their research took them deeper into her story. Click the basket below for the on-line order facility.
Pam Inder and Marion Aldis ISBN B9781909796201 £14.95
Life on a Medieval Street
Norwich is rich, both historically and archaeologically. This booklet describes the history of one particular block of property which was excavated by the Norwich survey. One of the most important sites excavated by the Norwich Survey was on Alms Lane, north of the river. It once lay just outside the Saxon defences of the city and has produced one of the longest and most varied sequences of occupation known from any English medieval town.
The discoveries combine with surviving documentary evidence to provide a remarkably rich insight into the development of life on a series of ordinary urban tenements.
Malcolm Atkin & Sue Margeson ISBN 0 906219 18 3 £3.00
The Great Market: A survey of Nine Hundred Years of Norwich Provision Market
Throughout the nine hundred years of is recorded history Norwich has been a leading regional capital, a premier market town and a centre of trade and commerce. Geographically, the city was a natural distribution point for the agricultural produce of much of East Anglia and it was also the major outlet for a large community of urban craftsmen, as well as the mart for many merchants from this country and overseas. The huge provision Market, on which most of this trade was focused, was famous for its size and for the diversity of of merchandise on sale, making it a tourist attraction long before the twentieth century. The eighteenth century historian Francis Blomefield, describe it as 'the grandest market in all England'.
Ursula Priestly draws on many sources to bring us a picture of the market over the centuries.
Ursula Priestley ISBN 0 906219 25 6 £3.50
The Rebirth of the Norfolk & Norwich Hospital 1874-1883
How did the new hospital of 1883 come to look the way it did? Funded by popular support from the community and by some massive individual donations, what ideas does the building's form represent? How did personalities, committees and specialist advisers influence design proposals. and how was the balance achieved that resulted in the thoroughly modern mid-sized hospital - one that reflect new ideals in both ward planning and in architectural style?
Jeremy Taylor ISBN 0953834905 £9.95