|East Anglia has a varied and
volatile history. Once upon a time, this part of the world
was dominated by the tribe of the Iceni, their most famous
leader being Boadicea. She led her
people into bloody battles against the Romans in AD61.
The Vikings landed on the East coast shores and the
Saxons have left burial grounds which are still coming
to light. The Romans also left their mark with
fortifications and long straight roads. The Dutch, also
paid a visit, and showed the Angles how to reclaim land
from the sea and turn it into rich farming land.
They also built houses with lovely double curve side walls which can still be seen today, and are unique in the UK. Some of Norfolk's villages have gone forever, having been swallowed up by the sea. The coastline is constantly changing, and after particularly high tides, these cliffs give up their secrets. Fossils can be found dating back from when elephants, rhinos and giant moose roamed the land.
In some cases entire skeleton’s come to light, as in the case of "The West Runton Elephant". We should also not forget Norfolk’s more famous and well known names such as Nelson, Wolsey, Cromwell and Boleyn, all of whom were East Anglian sons and daughters. Here are a few snapshots of East Anglia's fascinating and colourful past.
|Black Death||Shipden Village||Pocahontas|
|Horatio Nelson||The Garden of Sleep||Tabernacle St. Murder|
|The Albatros||Rector of Stiffkey||Sea Henge at Holme|
|Boudicca||Henry Blogg||Shades of Ships||Amy Robsart|
|John Fryer - Bounty||John Cromes||Edith Cavell||Norwich Floods 1912|
|Captain Vancouver||Rescue the Sepoy
||The Norfolk Giant
|Smith Zulus||Empress Elizabeth
||Norfolks Pimpernel||Abraham Lincoln||Captain Manby|
||Emma Turner||Rector of Wiveton||Pirates in
|The Hovercraft||Charles Mackintosh||Red Barn Murder||Margaret Catchpole||Framlingham Castle|
|Catherine Foster||Enid Blyton||John Noyes||Tobias Gill||The Swan Southwold|
|Katherine Grey||Elizabeth Garrett|