Yorkshire, A Story Of Invasion, Uprising and Conflict

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.

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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

ISBN: 1-52675-255-7

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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.