John Cruso at the Norfolk Record Office (Online Event)

John Cruso at the Norfolk Record Office (Online Event)

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by Dr Christopher 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 per person. 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.

Online attendees will receive the Zoom link the day before the talk.

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 in-person audience here

Find our July-October 2022 programme of online events here

If you are no longer able to attend please cancel your ticket so the place can be reallocated to someone on our waiting list.

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