Paul Richards

Dr Paul Richards F.S.A. D.L. was born and bred in King’s Lynn and studied for both BA and PhD degrees in History at Birmingham University followed by teacher training at Nottingham. Paul taught in further and higher education at the College of West Anglia.

He has been a part-time tutor for the WEA, Open University and University extra departments. He was a Borough Councillor (King’s Lynn and West Norfolk) and Mayor (1998-2000) before becoming an Honorary Alderman. His History of King’s Lynn was published in 1990, and he has written articles on local and regional history for various publications.

Amongst several other interests, he is a trustee of True’s Yard Fisherfolk Museum, a member of the King’s Lynn Festival board and a town guide. Paul is particularly interested in the Hanseatic League past and present.

Books by Paul Richards

King's Lynn and the German Hanse
King's Lynn and The German Hanse 1250 – 1550


Lost King's Lynn
Lost King's Lynn


King's Lynn: A Port for 1000 Years
King's Lynn: A Port for 1000 Years


King’s Lynn
King's Lynn


King’s Lynn History Tour
King's Lynn History Tour


King’s Lynn Through Time
King's Lynn Through Time


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