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.

Publications: The society aims to publish a volume each year. The volumes appear in hard covers, and are carefully prepared and edited by our editors. Each volume contains an introduction to the edited text and a full index.

The society’s publications can be purchased online via our online shop.

Suggestions for future volumes are most welcome, please contact the Hon. Secretary.

Membership: The annual subscription entitles members (individual or institutional) to receive one copy of each volume free of charge. Past volumes can usually be purchased at less than the price at which they are sold to non-members.

Within these pages you can access full details of the range of the society’s publications and events.

We welcome all enquiries for membership from those individuals or institutions with an interest in the history of Norfolk.

Forthcoming Publications

  • The Letter Book of Thomas Barret, Norwich Merchant (2021)
  • The Literary Papers of the Revd Jermyn Pratt (2022*)
  • The Papers of Nathaniel Bacon of Stiffkey, volume VII, 1614-22 (2023*)
  • Socialism and Suffragism in King’s Lynn and Great Yarmouth (2024*)
  • The Church Notes of Sir Stephen Glynne (2025*)
  • Either The Cartulary of Castle Acre Priory or The ‘Politicke Mannen’ of Norwich (2026*)

* Year of publication is subject to change.

Dr Elizabeth Griffiths

We regret to announce the death of Dr Elizabeth (Lizzie) Griffiths. Lizzie had completed her PhD at UEA in 1987, under the supervision of Jim Holderness. She researched and wrote extensively on the history of farming in seventeenth and eighteenth-century Norfolk, particularly on the Windham and Le Strange estates. She became an honorary research fellow at the University of Exeter and edited two society volumes: William Windham’s Green Book, 1673-1688 (2002) and ‘Her Price is Above Pearls’: Family and Farming Records of Alice Le Strange, 1617-1656 (2015). She will be greatly missed within the society; and the council would like to extend its sincere condolences to her husband Peter.