This is a comprehensive history of the eventful and turbulent past of Yorkshire. The author has provided a concise text with illustration in a photo-plate section in a book that is offered at a very affordable price – Highly Recommended.
NAME: Yorkshire, A Story Of Invasion, Uprising and Conflict FILE: R3015 AUTHOR: Paul C Levitt PUBLISHER: Pen & Sword BINDING: soft back PRICE: £12.99 GENRE: Non Fiction SUBJECT: Yorkshire, Northern England, British Isles, Picts, Scots, Normans, Romans, Saxons, Vikings, Jorvik, York, East Coast, North Sea, invasion, civil war, civil unrest, Wars of the Roses, military history, weapons manufacture
IMAGE: B3015.jpg BUYNOW: tinyurl.com/y5hgnz7f LINKS: DESCRIPTION: This is a comprehensive history of the eventful and turbulent past of Yorkshire. The author has provided a concise text with illustration in a photo- plate section in a book that is offered at a very affordable price – Highly Recommended. Yorkshire has suffered invasion and internal conflict because it is a major route into England or Scotland, facing Continental Europe. The Picts and the Scots sent armed forces south into England through Yorkshire. The annual tax ride during the Middle Ages saw Scots 'tax collectors' riding over the border by Berwick, South to York, collecting white mail in the form of coin, church plate and jewellery for the Scottish exchequer, before crossing to the West Coast and riding home, collecting black mail in the form of cattle and sheep for the riders' benefit, crossing back into Scotland at Gretna. The Normans expanded North from Hastings, subduing England and parts of Scotland. The Saxons crossed the North Sea, initially as mercenaries hired by the Romano British to fill the void left by the evacuation of the Roman Legions. This welcome arrival was followed by larger immigration as an invasion by Saxons and Angles. The Vikings arrived to raid the coast and to trade before the Great Army arrived in East Anglia, wintered over and marched North to York to act as the anvil on which the Northumbrians were hammered to defeat by two armies that had landed in the North, one on the Solway shore and the second near Berwick, before marching South to the decisive battle. Yorkshire also faced air and coastal attacks in both World Wars by the Germans and has long been a manufacturing area for ships and weapons. This book is a major achievement in that it covers the breadth of the history for Yorkshire in a compact and very affordable volume. It will obviously appeal to Yorkshire folk and military enthusiasts, but it deserves much wider circulation because it achieve concise, but comprehensive, coverage of events that have shaped Britain and influenced countries around the World.