The things you find when you head out of London on a train! When I ended up in Norwich almost by chance, I had no idea that I was stepping into such an historically important city – or such a lovely one. In the 11th century, Norwich was England‘s largest city after London, and in fact it was massively important until the Industrial Revolution. The Romans settled very close by, then the Anglo-Saxons established Norwich around the 6th century; there was a Viking raid on the city leaving a Nordic influence, then after the Norman conquest in 1066, the city became a royal city and the castle and cathedral were built.
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September 23, 2011
The summer in England is coming – so they say. Many of those who are not jetting off to other countries to find their beach holiday will be starting to think of Cornwall. This southwest tip jutting off England is one of the best places to find sun, sand and surf.