Yorkshire: A lyrical history of England's greatest county (Hardback)
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Yorkshire: A lyrical history of England's greatest county (Hardback)

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Hardback 304 Pages
Published: 25/01/2018

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Yorkshire, it has been said, is 'a continent unto itself', a region where mountain, plain, coast, downs, fen and heath lie close. By weaving history, family stories, travelogue and ecology, Richard Morris reveals how Yorkshire took shape as a landscape and in literature, legend and popular regard.

We descend into the county's netherworld of caves and mines, and face episodes at once brave and dark, such as the part played by Whitby and Hull in emptying Arctic waters of whales, or the re-routing of rivers and destruction of Yorkshire's fens.

We are introduced to discoverers and inventions, meet the people who came and went, encounter real and fabled heroes, and discover why, from the Iron Age to the Cold War, Yorkshire has been such a key place in times of tension and struggle.

In a wide-ranging and lyrical narrative, Morris finds that for as far back as we can look Yorkshire has been a region of unique presence with links around the world.

Publisher: Orion Publishing Co
ISBN: 9780297609438
Number of pages: 304
Weight: 545 g
Dimensions: 243 x 155 x 27 mm

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“A history for us all - not just Yorkshiremen...”

Years ago I read Jared Diamond's Guns, Germs and Steel which explained, among other things, how geography guided the way that civilizations, represented by guns and steel, spread around the world. Reading this... More

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