An awe-inspiring angel hammer beam roof, 15th century painted rood screen, rediscovered wall mural and 37 metre high landmark tower, introduce a remarkable story. This splendid medieval Norfolk country church is a surviving testament to over 900 years of England's history and is still used as a place of worship today. There are surprising connections to jousting knights and noblemen, horology, music, Westminster, the Boleyns, Chaucer, the literary Bronte family, Derby's silk industry, the modern Royal family and even the actor Stephen Fry. Based on firm foundations of earlier evidence and commentaries, a re-interpretation of some of the established perceptions leads on to the introduction of thought-provoking and original ideas. This book explores in-depth a church that is worthy of special status not only within local and regional heritage but in the context of the whole nation's history. An essential reference for historians, genealogists and general readers. It is illustrated and has useful appendices including early inventories, inscriptions and memorials. Comprehensively indexed.