Category Archives: Sudbury, Lavenham, Melford

Sudbury, Lavenham, and Long Melford Through Time by Kate Cole. Publication date, summer 2015

Suffolk Voices Past: Sudbury, Long Melford and Lavenham Through Time

I am delighted to tell you that my second local history book, Sudbury, Long Melford and Lavenham Through Time, has now been published by Amberley Books and is available in “all good bookshops”. Suffolk is an incredibly beautiful county with … Continue reading

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Henry VIII and the looting of the monasteries

It is widely known that following Henry VIII’s break with Rome in 1533, he went on to forcefully dissolve and destroy all the numerous religious monasteries across England. This he achieved by the end of the 1530s. Dissolved religious houses … Continue reading

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Saffron Walden and Long Melford: Reading the Riot Act

Where do common phrases and terms in the English language come from?  I asked myself this question recently whilst I’ve been researching my two new books Sudbury, Lavenham, and Long Melford Through Time and Saffron Walden and Around Through Time (both books due … Continue reading

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Suffolk Voices Past

I had a fantastic week last week, touring the internet and talking on various blogs about my life long passion for “all things history”.  I would like to thank all the wonderful bloggers who hosted my posts throughout the week. … Continue reading

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Happy second Blogiversary to me: The future

Do you believe in serendipity and synchronicity? The strange forces at play when various unrelated events appear to coincide with each other? As 2013 drew to a close, I had my own piece of inexplicable synchronicity. In my last post, … Continue reading

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