This is an addition to a series of books that each cover the military legacy of British towns and cities. This book looks at the rich military legacy of York. – Highly Recommended
NAME: Military Legacy, York's Military Legacy FILE: R2850 AUTHOR: Ian D Rotherham PUBLISHER: Pen and Sword BINDING: soft back PAGES: 128 PRICE: £14.99 GENRE: Non Fiction SUBJECT: York, Civil War, prehistoric, Ancient Britons Roman, Saxon, Manchester's Regiments, VCs awarded, battle honours, Viking capital, WWI, WWII, German bombing
IMAGE: B2850.jpg BUYNOW: tinyurl.com/y6b8fpsc LINKS: DESCRIPTION: This is an addition to a series of books that each cover the military legacy of British towns and cities. This book looks at the rich military legacy of York. – Highly Recommended York is another British town with a military legacy going back to the Ancient Britons. It is however unique in being a focal point for invasions of varying types and becoming the Viking Capital of Jorvik. It has been fought over many times through the centuries and was the Southern point of the annual tax rides during the Medieval period when Scots tax collectors rode down from Berwick collecting whitemail, in the form of coins church plate and jewels for the Scottish Exchequer, before riding West to the western coast and returning back to Scotland collecting blackmail, in the form of sheep and cattle, as payment for the tax collectors For generations the sons of York have joined the colours. Its geographic position meant that it was also surrounded by airfields during two World Wars and host to the Army The author has provided a fascinating description of the military legacy of York. As with the other books in this excellent series, there are many illustrations, including some in full colour and some very rare images.