A General History of the County of Norfolk: Intended to Convey All the Information of a Norfolk Tour, with the More Extended Details of Antiquarian, Statistical, Pictorial, Architectural, and Miscellaneous Information; Including Biographical Notices, Original and Selected ...

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John] [Chambers
J. Stacy, 1829 - Norfolk (England)

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A solid and factual account of the history of some of Norfolk's important families. The aspects are useful when studying family history. Further reading and cross-referencing of articles in the county histories, written for Victorian audiences are now everyday fare for historians, but the value of this production lies in universal internet access. By and large the scholarship will have already been superseded by more in-depth, detailed studies; yet access will remain the problem for amateur writers, not affiliated to an institution, university or museum. It is essential therefore that these equally fundamental facts are backed up by a wide ranging review of current literature in support of these generalities, to make a sound and coherent comment when writing on the history of Norfolk, or indeed and any county. Whilst the media provides a starting point, amateur historian still lack the information, arguments and up to date support required to get into print. Quality and relevance are thus still outstanding issues for the researcher yet to be resolved to his complete satisfaction. 

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