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Episode Nine - A Plague on All Your Houses

In the second part of our look at the bubonic plague in Norwich, we look at Queen Elizabeth I's visit in 1548. Heralded as the grandest, most extravagant event in Norwich's history up to that point, the aftermath would see the city torn apart with disease. How did this end up in a scene of horror in Augustine Steward House in Tombland, and what was visited on the family therein? Find out now.

Sponsored by Liberty Restaurant, relaxed fine dining in the heart of the Norfolk Broads.

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Episode Eight - Hell Comes to Norwich (Part One)

In this episode we start our two part look at the gruesome stories behind Norfolk's brush with almost total annihilation in 1349. The country was ravaged by bubonic plague, and the people of Norwich rushed to finish the city walls that may not have only made them safe from disease, but given them strength to rival London as England's capital city. What went wrong? Find out in this episode, and stay tuned for part two, when we see how things can not only always get worse, but how a whole city can turn into a living Hell.

 

This episode was sponsored by Liberty Restaurant, American inspired food in the heart of the Norfolk Broads.

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