Norfolk Day at the Maids Head Hotel

  • Sir Thomas Paston (Rob Knee) with guests
    Sir Thomas Paston (Rob Knee) with guests
  • Shardlake's Norwich tour on Kett's Heights
    Shardlake's Norwich tour on Kett's Heights

The Maids Head went back to 1549 and Kett’s Rebellion to mark Norfolk Day on Saturday 27 July and raised £89 in donations from guests for the hotel’s charity of the year, Break.

In the morning, Rob Knee from the Paston Heritage Society, dressed as Tudor courtier, Sir Thomas Paston gave a full account, in the Oak Room, of Sir Thomas’ response to Kett’s Rebellion  in Norwich during the summer of 1549.

This was followed in the afternoon by a Shardlake’s Norwich tour led by Maids Head tour guide, Paul Dickson, dressed as Matthew Shardlake. The tour celebrates CJ Sansom’s best-selling novel, Tombland and looks at Norwich at the time of Kett’s Rebellion.

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