Henham Park

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Beccles, Suffolk, United Kingdom

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Nothing informative, but makes “light reading” during lunch:

The turbulent past of the Rous family; owners since 1544
43-64 AD Roman pottery found at Moatyard Covert Henham, possibly a site of a small Romano British settlement, a Minerva type bronze coin depicting the Emperor Claudius I (c 43-64 AD) also found in this vicinity

654AD The Battle of Bulcamp was fought between the armies of Anna (or Onna), the Christian king of the Angles and those of King Penda (pagan king of Mercia) after a long pursuit took him up ’Kings Lane’, a road that cuts through the parishes of Sotherton, Henham & Blyford. When Anna and his men reached Bulcamp they turned and stood their ground. Both Anna and his son Firminus were killed in the battle and legend has it that the ‘Tramps Rest’ beside the current A145 at the junction with the A12 is built over a well (or perhaps a spring if place name evidence can be trusted) which is said to mark the spot were he died.

1085 -86 Domesday Book records the Lordships of Wangford and Henham held by Ralph Baynard

1440 Lordships of Wangford and Henham held by the de la Poles, Earls of Suffolk

1509 22nd April Henry VIII succeeded to the throne

1513 Edmund de la Pole, the leading Yorkist claimant to the throne is executed by Henry VIII and Henham is granted to Charles Brandon, The Regent’s oldest friend and recently created Duke of Suffolk.

1538 A large Tudor hall is built on the park
The Old Hall, Henham

1544 Sir Anthony Rous of Dennington purchases Henham

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Thursday 16 July 2015
Latitude Festival 2015
Portishead, The Last Poets, Roni Size, Badly Drawn Boy, Nitin Sawhney, Manic Street Preachers, Alabama 3, OscarFestival
Henham Park
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Saturday 19 July 2014
Latitude Festival
Diana YukawaFestival
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Beccles, Suffolk, United Kingdom
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Friday 18 July 2014
Latitude festival 2014
goat, the war on drugs, parquet courtsFestival
Henham Park
Beccles, Suffolk, United Kingdom
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Thursday 17 July 2014
Latitude Festival 2014
Mogwai, Damien Jurado, 23 Skidoo, X-Press 2, Billy Bragg, James, Kelis, RöyksoppFestival
Henham Park
Beccles, Suffolk, United Kingdom
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151 went

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Saturday 20 July 2013
Latitude
Half Moon RunFestival
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Beccles, Suffolk, United Kingdom
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Thursday 18 July 2013
Latitude
JapandroidsFestival
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Beccles, Suffolk, United Kingdom
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  • sausage1

    Hia guys - cant wait to see you at Lattitude - hope its as good as ATP. S x

    May 2007
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