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Bell's Cathedrals: The Cathedral Church of Norwich

A Description of Its Fabric and A Brief History of the Episcopal See

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Published: 1898
Language: English
Wordcount: 24,952 / 82 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 57.9
LoC Category: D
Downloads: 1,509
Added to site: 2006.11.06 15164
Genre: History

see from Thetford to Norwich and to build in the latter place his cathedral church. It would also have been in compliance with the decree of Lanfranc's Synod. The see was transferred on the 9th of April 1094, and Herbert was consecrated on the same day by Thomas, Archbishop of York.

Norwich was then an important town; in the Middle Ages it ranked as the second city in the kingdom. Its prosperity was chiefly due to its large trade in wool. It is a moot point whether the town was ever a settlement of the Romans, no traces of such occupation having ever been discovered. The castle mound, no doubt, formed some part of the earthworks of an earlier stronghold. The word Norwich is probably of Norse origin, meaning the north village or the village on the North Creek ("wic"--i.e. a creek). The city stood on a tidal bay in 1004, in which year the Danes under Sweyn completely devastated and ruined the town in revenge for the massacre of their countrymen by Aethelred the Unready two years before.



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