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Norwich was founded by the Romans.
In 1096 the Normans moved the East Anglian diocesan see to Norwich. Where was the original Anglo-Saxon cathderal?
For a period of about 250 years Norwich was the biggest city in England after London. Approximately when was this?
How many medieval churches does the former walled area of Norwich contain (in addition to the cathedral)?
In the 16th century Norwich acquired a sizeable foreign population. Who were they?
Calvinists from the Spanish Netherlands
Unitarians from Hungary
Jews from Portugal
Roman Catholics from Scandinavia
In the English Civil War Norwich supported Parliament.
Which of these people was NOT born in Norwich?
John Crome (Senior)
From 1850-1910 Norwich was economically depressed. What was the most important reason for this?
The decline in agriculture in the surrounding areas
Its distance from the coalfields
Poor communications with London
A decline in the entrepreneurial spirit of the people of Norwich
The University of East Anglia (Norwich) was founded in the 1920s as a living war memorial with a practical, forward-looking purpose.
In World War II some members of the British armed forces wrote the mysterious inscription NORWICH on letters and even postcards to their wives or girlfriends. What on earth did this mean?
I'm in Norwich, Connecticut - won't be back for ages
I'm in Norwich - back soon
'Nickers off ready when I come home
I'm in Northwich, Cheshire - back soon
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