Wade Martins, S.: Coke of Norfolk

Wade Martins, Susanna

Coke of Norfolk (1754-1842): A Biography

Boydell & Brewer Inc., 2010

Ms Wade Martins is the expert on Holkham Hall’s famous Thomas William Coke. The focus of the book is on the role of Thomas William Coke as a Whig country gentleman and a parliamentarian. Mr Coke’s motto was “live and let live” and this was mirrored in his believe in the Whig values of liberty. For her research Ms Wade Martin was granted access to documents at Holkham Hall, where Mr. Coke lived.

The book was helpful for my research for the post “Writer’s Travel Guide: Holkham Hall“.