Famous people from Norwich
- Michael Andrews (artist) (1928-1995)
- Elizabeth Bentley 1767-1839.Authoress wrote ” Tales for Children in Verse”.Lived at 45 St St. Stephen’s Square.
- George Borrow (1803–1881), writer and traveller. In his youth Borrow was resident at Willow Lane. He attended the Norwich King Edward school. Borrow recollects his youth in the city and conversations with the philologist and translator of German Romantic literature, William Taylor in his semi-autobiographical novel Lavengro.
- Sir Thomas Browne (1605–1682). medical doctor, polymath scholar, encyclopedist and philosopher with interests in Biblical scholarship and the esoteric. The stylistic purity and stupendous learning displayed in Browne’s varied prose in the spheres of religion, science and art are minor classics of World literature.
- Edith Cavell (1865–1915) was born in Swardeston, 4 miles south of Norwich. She was a World War I nurse who was executed by firing squad by the Germans for helping allied prisoners escape in violation of military law. She is buried on Life’s Green, on the east side of Norwich Cathedral.
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