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Battle of Bury St Edmunds

In 1173 a battle was fought, in Fornham All Saints. Robert Whitehands, Earl of Leicester raised an army of 3000 Flemings to fight against the King Henry I. The army marched to Framlingham to be welcomed by Hugh Bigod. They went on to sack Haughley Castle, then marched to Bury. There they met Humphrey de Boun with his […]

Invasion of Felixstowe 1667

On 2 July 1667 the Dutch invaded Felixstowe. Landing near Cobbolds Point they made their way towards Landguard Fort which protected Harwich. A small frigate from Harwich began to shell the Dutch on the pebble beach, causing casualties and the Dutch retreated. See https://www.pastscape.org.uk/hob.aspx?hob_id=1584112    

Peasants Revolt

King meets peasants John Wrawe from Essex, went to Bury St Edmunds, and there stirred resistance to the Poll Tax. Follow the story on Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Wrawe