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BURNHAM THORPE

Horatio, Lord Nelson The village famous for being the birthplace of Horatio Nelson; he was born in 1758, the fifth child of a family of nine, when his father was rector here. His mother was Catherine Suckling, sister to Maurice Suckling, Captain in the Royal Navy, who took the young Horatio into his ship’s company …

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Holkham

A monument at the east end of the south chapel, with 21 kneeling figures and three coloured shields:  For William Wheatley, Esq., of Fakenham and South Creake, late Prothonotary in the court of Common Pleas,  and Martha Skinner his wife, dau. of Anthony Skinner of Warwickshire; and for: Anthony Wheatley Esq., and Anne Armiger his wife, …

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Sculthorpe

Sir Robert Knollys, died 15 October1407, aged 92, at his manor house in Sculthorpe, though he was buried in a church in Fleet Street, London.  He was an eminent commander under Edward III, fighting in France and acquiring great fortunes there. He took Auxerre for the King of Navarre, and later fought for John Duke …

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