The Little Book of Norwich

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The Little Book of Norwich by Neil R. Storey was published in 2015.

This book does not pretend to be a history, concise almanac or even a guide to Norwich; instead it is a collection of ephemeral, nostalgic and miscellaneous facts about a city brimming with history and full of fascinating stories.

It has chapters on unrest, royalty, crime, entertainment, sport, religion, food and many other topics.

For example, in 1272 the citizens of Norwich burned down the local monastery, killed many people and looted everything of value. The King arrived to punish the ringleaders, who were subsequently hanged. Even the Pope got involved.

Seven hundred years later (in 1971) boxing champion Muhammad Ali visited Norwich – to promote Ovaltine.

You can read the book online via UEA Library.