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Colchester Charter 800: A Celebration 1189-1989.
Colchester: Revelstone Publishing, 1988. 1871817005. Published to celebrate the 800th Anniversary of Britain's Oldest Recorded Town. "not only traces a long and eventful history, it also charts the dramatic face of modern Colchester, its industry and trade, its people, its garrison, its sporting life, its role tomorrow." 29.5cms x 21cms. Pp.96, over 60 photographs and illustrations, many published for the first time, 16 major articles written by Colchester authors. Pbk. VG.
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Book number: 34465
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Keywords: Colchester Charter 800 Essex Town History Local History Ilustrated Britains Oldest Recorded Town 34683 East Anglia: : Essex

The Great Jennens Case : Being An Epitome Of The History Of The Jennens Family. Compiled On Behalf Of The Jennens Family By Messrs. Harrison & Willis.
Sheffield : Pawson & Brailsford, 1879 . 0. A very good original binding. 8vo. 7.25" x 5" x 0.75" . [4pp.]/pp.6/[2pp.]/pp.228/[1p. - "corrections"] .Red cloth covered boards, with gilt crest and title to front board. Spine dulled and soiled, with gilt title: "Jennens Estates". Corners and top & tail of spine carefully strengthened. Original brown endpapers. Inner hinges carefully strengthend at some time in the past. Light foxing to free-endpapers and title, otherwise clean text throughout with only light page toning. Illustrated with 13 full-page lithographs (including frontis) and one fold-out pediigree. A very good copy of a scarce book. ** William "the Miser" - William the younger became nationally famous as 'the Acton Miser', a role he played so successfully that, at his death, he was the richest man in England, and found to be worth well over two million pounds, the equivalent of about half a billion in today's money. On 19 June 1798, William Jennings (or Jennens) died at Acton Place in County Suffolk, England, aged about 97 years. William was described as a "crusty old bachelor" and a miser, but he had amassed a fortune that some called the largest of any commoner in Britain. And he left no heirs, and no will. His death touched off a feeding frenzy among lawyers on two continents that lasted 135 years. Since William had no children and no brothers, by English common law the estate was to be divided among his first cousins, descendants of William's grandfather, Humphrey Jennings; and so the legacy became known as the Humphrey Jennings estate. By 1821 the succession had been essentially settled, with the family of Lord Curzon (made Earl of Howe that year) gaining the bulk of the real estate. But that didn't stop the lawsuits, which came first from British and Irish claimants, then, beginning in 1849, from America. At various times there were seventeen legal proceedings in operation, the last being filed (and thrown out of court) in 1934 on behalf of a group of American claimants. According to one account, the Bank of England had to employ seven clerks just to handle correspondence related to the claims, in spite of the fact that there was almost nothing left to fight over. The "Great Jennens Case" became such a symbol of legal dissipation and frivolity that Charles Dickens used it as the basis for the "Jarndyce and Jarndyce" case in his 1852 novel Bleak House.
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Book number: 35692
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Catalogue: East Anglia
Keywords: 46980 Bleak House Dickens Pawson & Brailsford Sheffield Jennens Jennings Acton Sudbury Long Melford Harrison Willis Miser Udal East Anglia

Essex Heyday.
London: J.M.Dent and Sons Ltd, 1949. 1st edition. A study of social life in seventeenth-century Essex, illustrated with thirty-one pages of old prints reproduced in collogravure and an endpaper map. Pp.xii/339. Blue cloth, map illustrated dustwrapper has minor edge wear but is now in a removable clear protective wrap. VG/G+.
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Book number: 40663
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Keywords: William Addison Signed Essex Heyday Local Social History East Anglia Saffron Walden CIVIL War Trade Farming Inn Ale House 46890 East Anglia: : Essex

Time Was: Childhood Memories of the Maplesteads.
Little Yeldham: The Halstead and District Local History Society, 1992. 0951310658. "Families, then, lived simple lives as their family incomes were relatively small compared with those of today, but they were happy, and so different from what we read about today.."(Foreword). Pp.64, occasional black & white photos throughout. Bright green card covers. VG.
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Book number: 38381
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Keywords: Mary Cant Aldous Time Was Childhood Memories Maplesteads Essex Round Church Farming Local History Agriculture Halstead 39326 East Anglia: : Essex

Can Your Mother Skin a Rabbit? Tales of a Suffolk Lad.
Thorndon: Lucas Books, 2004. 1903797349. Reprint. Bert Allard's very personal account of his early llfe in Stonham, edited by Richard Widdows. Pp.84, occasional black & white photos. Paperback. VG.
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Book number: 43558
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Keywords: Bert Allard Can Your Mother Skin a Rabbit Tales Suffolk Lad Stonham Childhood East Anglia 44821 East Anglia: : Suffolk

The Wallace Connection. The Story of the Restoration of Orford Church.
Orford: Orford Museum, 2008. 9780955473807. 1st edition. "Tells the twin stories of the church restoration and the remarkable family drama that accompanied it. In addition it sheds light on many aspects of the history of Orford, the much loved and much visited village on the Suffolk coast which, in spite of its remote location, has many links with people and events of national interest and importance." 24cms x 17cms. Pp.xviii/142, many black & white photographs +plans and 5 colour photo illustrations, compliment slip - signed by the author - loosely enclosed. Paperback. VG.
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Book number: 44958
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Keywords: Jane Allen Signed Wallace Connection Sudbourne Suffolk Orford Church Restoration Lady Sackville West John Murray Scott Maynard Local Parish History Family 46436 East Anglia: : Suffolk

Strong To Save. A Tale of the 1953 Floods in Norfolk.
Bungay: Morrow & Co, 1996. 0948903287. 1st edition. "On Saturday, January 31st, the lethal combination of an abnormally high tide and a vicious winter gale created the worst floods the East Coast of Britain has seen in recorded history..'Strong to Save', Christopher Alston's third published novel, is a dramatic tale of horror and heroism on that night in one North Norfolk village." Pp.181. Black cloth, dustwrapper has clear protective wrap. Scarce. VG/VG.
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Book number: 34132
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Keywords: Christopher Alston Strong to Save 1953 Floods Norfolk Novel East Anglia East Coast Disaster 34432 East Anglia: : Norfolk

Melford Memories. Recollections of 94 Years.
Lavenham, Suffolk: Privately Published By The Lavenham Press, for Long Melford Historical and Archaeological Society, 1972. 0. Published under the auspices of the Long Melford Historical and Archaeological Society. First edition. 8.5" x 5.5" . Pp.124. Green card covers, edges slightly rubbed. G+.
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Book number: 43210
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Keywords: Ernest Ambrose Melford Memories Long Melford Suffolk Local History East Angliafair Band Traders Entertainers Poaching Mat Factory Bell Ringing Recreations 45120 East Anglia: : Suffolk

Discovering Coggeshall 2. The 1575 Rental Survey and the Dated Buildings.
Coggeshall : John Lewis, 2013. 9780953916528. 1st edition. "Coggeshall was a major centre of the late medieval cloth trade. Its prosperity at that time has given it a legacy of fine timber-framed buildings. From 2009-13, the Discovering Coggeshall project explored the history of the town through its buildings. A companion volume has presented surveys of most of them. This book sets the buildings in their historical context, covers the tree-ring dating programme, gives a full account of the dated buildings, and describes the creation of a map of the town based on a manorial survey of 1575." 28cms x 21cms x 2cms. Pp.iv/230, illustrated throughout with colour photographs, line drawings and figure illustrations + map to inside front cover. Paperback. Scarce. VG.
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Book number: 45346
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Keywords: Andrews Discovering Coggeshall 2 1575 Rental Survey Dated Buildings History Essex Wool Cloth Trade Tree Ring Dating Medieval Houses Carpentry 46844 East Anglia: : Essex

Hadleigh and the Alabaster Family. The Story of a Suffolk Town During the Tudor and Stuart Periods.
Ipswich: Sue Andrewa, 2005. 187459399X. 1st edition. "During the Tudor and Stuart periods, Hadleigh was at its zenith at the same time that an extraordinary and influential family lived in the town." 23cms x 18cms. Pp.xxiv/360, 147 illustrations. Red cloth, dustwrapper. VG/VG.
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Book number: 44928
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Keywords: Andrews Springall Hadleigh Alabaster Family History Suffolk Town Turdor Stuart Illustrated Shaxton Reformation Winthrops Woollen Cloth Industry Outlaw John Still Dratsab 46409 East Anglia: : Suffolk

Our Lady & Saint John Sudbury 1893-1993.
Sudbury, 1994. Published to celebrate the centenary of the Catholic Church at Sudbury, Suffolk. 29.5cms x 21cms. Pp.23, black & white photos and illustrations throughout. Illustrated card covers. VG.
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Book number: 45525
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Keywords: Our Lady Saint John Sudbury Suffolk Catholic Church Centenary William Herbert Fippard Leonard Stokes George Henry Grimwood Parish History 47053 East Anglia: : Suffolk

St. Felix Bishop Of East Anglia.
Ipswich: Published by The Ancient House Press, Ipswich, for The Felix Hotel, Felixstowe. [no date c. 1910? ] . 0. A very good original booklet in card covers. pp.15 . 7.5" x 5.0". Cream card covers, lightly soiled, with printed title. Clean cream coloured pages throughout. Date of publication is unclear. Imprimatur to the verso of the front cover reads: "Nihil Obstat. Joannes Canonicus Freeland, Cens. Dep. Dioc. Northantoniensis. - Copyright of the St. Felix statue reserved for the Sculptor, H. Chas. Grimwood." * "Rev. John Freeland, of Bedford, was appointed Canon Theologian of the Cathedral Chapter of the diocese of Northampton in 1910" - See Archive, The Tablet . ** " Felix of Burgundy, also known as Felix of Dunwich (died 8 March 647 or 648), was a saint and the first bishop of the East Angles. He is widely credited as the man who introduced Christianity to the kingdom of East Anglia. Almost all that is known about the saint originates from The Ecclesiastical History of the English People, completed by Bede in about 731, and the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle. Bede praised Felix for delivering "all the province of East Anglia from long-standing unrighteousness and unhappiness". Felix, who originated from the Frankish kingdom of Burgundy, may have been a priest at one of the monasteries in Francia founded by the Irish missionary Columbanus: the existence of a Bishop of Ch‚lons with the same name may not be a coincidence. Felix travelled from his homeland of Burgundy to Canterbury before being sent by Honorius to Sigeberht of East Anglia's kingdom in about 630, (by sea to Babingley in Norfolk, according to local legend). On arrival in East Anglia, Sigeberht gave him a see at Dommoc (possibly Walton, Suffolk or Dunwich in Suffolk). According to Bede, Felix helped Sigeberht to establish a school in his kingdom "where boys could be taught letters". He died on 8 March 647 or 648, having been bishop for seventeen years. His relics were translated from Dommoc to Soham Abbey and then to the abbey at Ramsey.After his death, Felix was venerated as a saint: several English churches are dedicated to him. Felix's feast date is 8 March. The village of Felixkirk (in Yorkshire) and the town of Felixstowe may both have been named after the saint, though an alternative meaning for Felixstowe, "the stow of Filica", has been suggested.2 - See Wikipedia. *** The Felix Hotel, Cobbold Road, Felixstowe was built 1903 by T. W. Cotman. It is a pastiche of Holland House (London) and Hatfield House (Herts). Red brick, stone dressings, plaintile roofs.." It was later converted to apartments and re-named Harvest House. Now a Grade II listed building." - See British Listed Buildings.
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Keywords: St Felix Bishop of East Anglia the Ancient House Press Ipswich for the Felix Hotel Felixstowe Charles Grimwood John Freeland 44211 East Anglia: : Pamphlets

Mediaeval Colchester's Lost Landmarks.
Derby: Breedon Books, 2009. 9781859836866. 1st edition. "Includes detailed descriptions of the great lost religious landmarks of mediaeval Colchester, including St John's Abbey, the Greyfrars and St Botolph's Priory..Colchester's mills and market, its port and its inns, its private houses and its sanitation are also explored." Pp.191, occasional black & white photos and illustrations throughout. Green cloth, dustwrapper. VG/VG.
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Book number: 37580
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Keywords: John Ashdown Hill Mediaeval Medieval Colchester Lost Landmarks St Johns Abbey Greyfriars St Botolphs Mills Markets Hospitals Shops Domestic Education Entertainment Mysteries Coinage Inhabitants 38258 East Anglia: : Essex

The Dedham Lectureship.(Established 1577).
Colchester: C.A. Brooks, 1983. 090743262X. 1st edition. A history of the Lecture House in Dedham, Essex. The term lecturer has come to have just a single meaning -'a person, usually connected with an academic institution of some kind, who delivers instructional discourses to students'. "Samuel Johnson..found it necessary to include a second definition:'Lecturer - a preacher in a church hired by the parish to assist the rector or vicar'." Pp.x/26, black & white frontispiece 'The Old Lecture House, Dedham' by John Constable. Blue cloth, gilt title to front. VG.
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Book number: 37502
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Keywords: Attfield Brooks Dedham Lectureship House Constable Edmund Chapman John Rogers Matthew Newcomen William Cole William Burkitt Hamilton Ashwin Given Wilson Albert Johnson Ronald Richards Norman 40889 East Anglia: : Essex

Echoes of Old Norfolk.
Wymondham: Geo.R.Reeve, 1995. 0900616482. 1st edition. Signed. "Bob Bagshaw's Echoes cover practically a lifetime and come from town and village, farm and field, from men and women he has known over the years. Our northern neighbours say, "There's nowt so queer as folk"; as depicted by Bob, "there's nowt so interesting". " Pp.191, signed by author to title page, many black & white illustrations. Paperback. VG.
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Book number: 37888
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Keywords: Robert Bagshaw Signed Echoes Old Norfolk Norwich Sandringham Sidney Grapes Colmans Singing Postman John Kett Yarmouth Hilda Rump Diss George Green Reeve Captain Thackeray Prince John 38667 East Anglia: : Norfolk

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