ⓘ History of Norfolk

                                     

ⓘ History of Norfolk

Norfolk is a rural county in the East of England. Knowledge of prehistoric Norfolk is limited by a lack of evidence - although the earliest finds are from the end of the Lower Paleolithic period. Communities have existed in Norfolk since the last Ice Age and tools, coins and hoards such as those found at Snettisham indicate the presence of an extensive and industrious population.

Tribe called the Iceni inhabited the region before the Roman conquest of Britain in 43 ad, after which they built roads, FORTS, villas and towns. Boudicas rebellion in 60 ad, caused by the introduction of direct rule by the Romans, was followed by order and peace, which lasted up until the Roman troops left Britain in 410 ad. The subsequent arrival of the Anglo-Saxons, which caused the death of much of the Roman and British culture in Norfolk. It is known from external evidence of excavations and geographical names, which C. All of Norfolk in the year 800 was settled and the first towns appeared. Norfolk was the Northern half of the Kingdom of East Anglia was ruled by the Anglo-Saxon Wuffing dynasty. Our knowledge of several Wuffings little as a few historical documents of that era have survived.

Under the Normans, Norwich became a centre of the region. Sustainable growth and strong foreign ties has become an important medieval city, but he suffered from internal tensions, insanitary conditions and catastrophic fires. Mediaeval Norfolk was the mostly densely populated and the most productive agricultural region in the country. Soil intensively and wool trade had suffered huge flocks. There were other important industries such as peat extraction. Norfolk was a prosperous County and possessed a wealth of monastic establishments and parish churches.