The Norfolk Record Society was founded in 1930, to publish and make accessible scholarly editions of documents relating to the County of Norfolk and the City of Norwich, to promote the preservation of such documents and records, to assist educationally by lectures or otherwise in record research and generally to stimulate interest in archives relating to Norfolk.


Our Latest Publications

Since 1930 we have published over 80 volumes and below are our most recent publications. Many published volumes are still available to purchase from our online shop. Please see our forthcoming publication schedule. We also welcome suggestions for future volumes.


Support the Society by Joining

Membership of the Society is open to all on payment of the annual subscription. Many of our members live in Norfolk or elsewhere in the East of England. Others are Norfolk people who have moved away and wish to maintain links with their native county and to support the work of the Society. The Society also has many individual and institutional members across the world.


Our Latest Blog Posts

  • ‘Slices of Bacon’ – Sir Nathaniel, his family and his papers
    Nathaniel Bacon (?1546-1622) was the second son of the Lord Keeper Sir Nicholas Bacon and his first wife Jane, the daughter of Thomas Ferneley, a Suffolk merchant. Nathaniel had two brothers, Nicholas and Edward, both of whom became county figures in Suffolk, and two half-brothers, Anthony and Francis, the sons of Sir Nicholas and his […]
  • Barbara Miller MBE
    The society has been greatly saddened to learn of the recent death of Barbara Miller, who was our honorary secretary from 1993 to 2003, when she handed over to the current incumbent. Barbara was brought in as secretary by our then chairman, Hassell Smith, and the two of them were instrumental in enlivening the operation […]
  • Sir Timothy Colman KG, DCL
    In addition to a whole host of other appointments, and to his wide-ranging interests both in the county and elsewhere (as amply recorded in his obituary in the Eastern Daily Press for 10 September 2021), Sir Timothy was president of the Norfolk Record Society from 1978 until his retirement as Lord-Lieutenant of the county in […]

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