John Cruso at the Norfolk Record Office (In-Person Event)

John Cruso at the Norfolk Record Office (In-Person Event)

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Norfolk Record Office

Archive Centre

Martineau Lane



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By Dr Chris Joby

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To mark the publication of ‘John Cruso of Norwich and Anglo-Dutch Identity in the Seventeenth Century’ (Cambridge: D.S. Brewer, 2022), Dr. Chris Joby will give a presentation on the book and on documents in the Norfolk Record Office archives that he consulted in writing the book. The story of Cruso, whose family name was immortalized by Daniel Defoe, is an interesting one as it illustrates how a second-generation migrant could integrate into and contribute to English society in the early modern period.

If you attend the event in person you will have the chance to ask Chris questions and view some of the archival material that he used in writing the book. You are welcome to join us online for the talk element of the event.

This event is a fundraiser for Norfolk Archives and Heritage Development Foundation and we ask attendees to make a donation upon booking. Suggested donation £5. Tea and coffee will be available.

Copies of Chris’s book are available for a reduced price of £48.75 until 31 August 2022. Please visit the Boydell and Brewer website and use code BB135.

All in-person events have been subject to a COVID risk assessment. If you are visiting the Norfolk Record Office we ask that you please take note of the following:

• Please consider wearing a facemask if encouraged to do so by staff (the use of facemasks will be advised for events with over 30 attendees)

• Use hand sanitizer on entering the building/room

• Do not attend an event if you have any COVID-19 symptoms

In return we will do the following:

• Provide facemasks for anyone without one (in the case of events of over 30 people)

• Clean touch points before the session starts

• Open the windows in the room to allow for good air circulation

In-person events will only run depending on the current government guidelines at the time. Please check the website in case of cancellations or amendments.

There is limited parking on the Norfolk County Council campus, when you book your ticket you will be asked to provide a car registration number if travelling by car.

This is a hybrid event, with a small in-person audience at The Archive Centre and an online audience. You can book a place for the online audience here

Find our July-October 2022 programme of online events here

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