TIMELINE: Suf­folk

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869

King of East Anglia Ed­mund, in power since c855, is killed by Vik­ing in­vaders af­ter re­fus­ing to re­nounce his Chris­tian faith.

c1473

Thomas Wolsey is born in Ip­swich. He will rise to be­come Henry VIII’s chief min­is­ter, Arch­bishop of York and a car­di­nal.

1567

Thomas Nashe is bap­tised in Low­est­oft. His pi­caresque novel The Un­for­tu­nate Trav­eller is first pub­lished in 1594.

1622

The first recorded race takes place at New­mar­ket, a match be­tween horses owned by Lord Sal­is­bury and the Mar­quess of Buck­ing­ham.

1800

Con­victed horse-thief Mar­garet Catch­pole es­capes from Ip­swich Gaol us­ing a clothes­line. She will even­tu­ally be re­cap­tured and trans­ported to Aus­tralia.

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