History event will focus on immigration to Norfolk through the ages

The event will be held at The Forum in Norwich. Photo: Archant

The event will be held at The Forum in Norwich. Photo: Archant - Credit: Eastern Daily Press � 2008

The way immigration has changed the face of Norfolk through the centuries will come under the spotlight at a 'History for All' event at Norwich's Forum.

The University of East Anglia event will run from 9.45am to 5pm on March 11, and cover topics including 'Ruled by Frenchmen, robbed by Italians: a Eurosceptic's view of Norfolk, 1066-1300', 'England's first exit from Europe: the end of the Plantagenet realm, its causes and consequences' and 'Migration in Norfolk and beyond'.

Dr Hugh Doherty, lecturer in medieval history, said we owed our prosperity to our rich tradition of travel, trade and courage.

He said: 'Immigrants have been a valuable and valued component of every historical community and we'll show that they've not always been vilified, marginalised or legislated against but also welcomed and cherished.'

The event is open to all and registrations can be made online at www.uea.ac.uk.

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