Medieval East Anglian

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Preface: By the end of the 11th century politic organisation had given Western Europe a degree of stability, this allowed the growth of civilisation which is called Medieval.Morals were beginning to be of value although there was very little knowledge of physical science, education was for the upper class and latin was the international language. The papal authority over the churches in Western Europe led to n central organisation which brought the first stability to England since the Romans left our shores, this was called the Holy Roman Empire.

This combining of European countries led to the Cruisades for chistian domanance in the Middle East, the biggest being in 1188 under Emperor Frederick I.. The East Anglian See was moved from Thetford to Norwich by Bishop Herbert de Losinga when he was appointed in 1091, a few years later a huge cathedral was starting to take effect in Norwich. It was built on the site of two earlier churches which were demolished to make way for it. The cathedral had cells for 60 monks and was built with defence in mind with a keep.

English was now being abandoned for French which became the language of the Royal Court, churches and Law Courts. Anglo-Saxons followed the Norman's and even used French names. 

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Yarmouth was a Medieval Town. Taken from Before the Walls by Paul Rutledge

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Herbert de Losinga, the first Bishop of Norwich. He had churches built throughout East Anglia.

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Visit to Flegg in 1088 by Barbaras Cornford

 

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