James Rye

About this and that, mainly history.

I am a retired professional spending my time reading, especially about:

  • the history of my home town, King’s Lynn
  • the Long Eighteenth Century, usually regarded as 1688-1815
  • some of the interesting characters I’ve stumbled across from the medieval period
  • the history of the English language, especially in relation to place-names

I’ve been playing with words in a variety of ways all my life, and I’ve found that writing helps me make sense of material. I hope you find it worth your while too.

I’m not perfect, so if you think I’ve got something wrong, please do let me know.

Regular Guided Walks are offered on most days with a variety of King’s Lynn Town Guides. You can download the full 2022 Programme of Guided Walks around King’s Lynn by clicking the Download Link here: 2022-Guided-WalksDownload

The next Historic Lynn Walks with King’s Lynn Town Guide James Rye will be on

Saturday 20 August at 14:00 Historic Lynn

Tuesday 4 October at 14:00 Historic Lynn.

Call the King’s Lynn Tourist Information Centre (01553 774297) to reserve your place now. £5 for adults.

Regular Weekly Walks with other King’s Lynn Town Guides are available.

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