Sunset over Spurrell graves at Bessingham, Norfolk (June 2013)


Jonathan Spurrell is a freelance translator and amateur historian who has been researching his family history for almost twenty years.  He has written a number of articles for local history societies, and in 2016 he published his first book, Bessingham: The Story of a Norfolk Estate, 1766-1970.  In 2018 he was asked by his old school to edit None Have Done Better: The lives of the Old Colcestrians who died in the First World War, a collection of biographies of the former pupils of Colchester Royal Grammar School who lost their lives during the war.

As well as researching his own ancestors, he is interested in social, political and landscape history, particularly in Norfolk and East Anglia. 

He is always keen to hear from anyone within similar research interests.