Suffolk Places Behind the Faces
Series: Places Behind the Faces
- John Ling
15th September 2024
Throughout Suffolk’s history, important national figures have played a role in the county. This book explores locations around the county linked with historical figures and major events from the Peasant’s Revolt to the Latitude festival. St Edmund, Cardinal Thomas Wolsey, artists John Constable and Thomas Gainsborough, landscape designer and author Humphrey Repton, Archbishop of Canterbury Simon Sudbury (killed during the Peasant’s Revolt), poet and artist George Crabbe, and Dr Elizabeth Garrett Anderson (pioneering physician and feminist) were all born in Suffolk. Buildings, monuments and the landscape have been associated with the likes of Anne Boleyn, who stayed with relatives in Suffolk, and her heart is supposedly buried in a Suffolk church, Charles Dickens, George Orwell, Ruth Rendell and P. D. James who wrote books in and on the county, and composer and Aldeburgh Festival founder Benjamin Britten, up to the present day including Ed Sheeran. Film and television locations in Suffolk include Harry Potter, The Crown, Downton Abbey and the Detectorists.
Suffolk Places Behind the Faces is an entertaining survey of places of interest associated with Suffolk historical characters, events, and film and television locations. It will appeal to all those who live in Suffolk or know it well.