Ipswich lies on the estuary of the River Orwell in East Anglia. The town has a rich and varied histroy with continued human habitation dating back to at least the fifth century. As a result, it has grown up with England from its earliest beginnings and has witnessed untold changes from the Norman Conquest - when the town's name was recorded in the Domesday Book of 1086 as `Gepeswiz' - to the Industrial Revolution, which saw the re-emergence of the town as a thriving port.
Ipswich History Tour is a unique insight into the illustrious history of this Suffolk town. Complete with a map of some of the town's most notable places, readers are invited to follow a tour of some of the stories and characters that make up the history of Ipswich as author Caleb Howgego guides us through the local streets.
Born and bred in Ipswich, Caleb Howgego developed a fascination for the town's history early on. He has a BA in History and Politics from the University of East Anglia, runs his own blog on the local history of Ipswich and has worked for the Colchester and Ipswich Museum Service.