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Yorkshire

A Lyrical History of England's Greatest County
Narrated by: Sean Baker
Length: 11 hrs and 10 mins
Categories: History, British
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Yorkshire, it has been said, is 'a continent unto itself'. It is southern Britain in microcosm, where mountain, plain, coast, downs, fen and heath lie side by side. Richard Morris weaves history, travelogue and ecology to explore this landscape in legend, literature and popular regard.

Morris considers different ways to come to Yorkshire - in a poem, through an image, on holiday. We descend into the county's netherworld of caves and mines, face episodes at once brave and dark, such as the part played by Whitby and Hull in emptying Arctic waters of whales, or the rerouting of rivers and destruction of Yorkshire's fens. We are introduced to discoverers and inventions, meet people who came and went, encounter real and fabled heroes, and discover why, from the Iron Age to the Cold War, Yorkshire was such a key place in times of tension and struggle.

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

©2017 Richard Morris (P)2019 Orion Publishing Group

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  • 12-05-19

Rich Beyond Measure

This book is crammed with fascinating stories describing the geography of Yorkshire. Topics include: Geology, Stone-age Briton, Roman, Viking, and Industrial ages .Mining and Whaling. The narrator's accent might be a challenge for those not used to Northern British accents. It is recommended to revue a map before listening