About

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.

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