Norwich Since 1550

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A&C Black, Nov 1, 2004 - History - 640 pages
Norwich remained the second largest city in England until the eighteenth century. Its history over the last 450 years is of exceptional interest. Norwich since 1550 is a full account of the post-medieval history of the city and covers all aspects of Norwich life, including its population, housing, churches and chapels, politics, work, education, arts, architecture and medical care. It brings out Norwich's individuality and shows how it became the city it is today. While it changed and developed in many ways over the centuries, its textiles could not compete with those of the northern boom towns of the Industrial Revolution. Instead it settled into its role as a regional and banking capital.

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Contents

1 The Changing Face of Norwich
1
2 Government to 1660
35
3 Inhabitants
63
4 The Civil War
89
5 Health and Sanitation to 1750
117
6 From Second City to Regional Capital
139
7 Politics 16601835
167
8 An Enlightened and Polite Society
193
13 Architecture since 1800
323
14 Politics 18351945
343
15 Banking and Insurance
361
16 Work and Employment
385
17 Church and Chapel
409
18 Sports and Games
437
19 Norwich since 1945
461
Notes
483

9 The Textile Industry
219
10 Population 170001950
243
11 Medical Care since 1750
271
12 Education since 1750
295

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Carole Rawcliffe is Professor of Medieval History at the University of East Anglia and is author of Medicine and Society in Later Medieval England and Leprosy in Medieval England.

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