Battlefield Yorkshire

From the Dark Ages to the English Civil Wars

David Cooke

Date Published :
November 2006
Publisher :
Pen and Sword
Illustration :
100 b/willustrations
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ISBN : 9781844154241
Pages : 224
Dimensions : 9.25 X 6.75 inches
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Yorkshire's past is replete with bloody battles and sieges. From the earliest times armies have marched across the Yorkshire countryside and have fought for control of the land, the towns and the cities. Roman, Viking, Norman and the Scottish invaders have all contributed ruthless episodes to the story. Christian fought pagan, Englishman fought foreign invader, and loyalist fought rebel, in some of the most destructive battles of British history. And bitter internal conflicts, which set neighbor against neighbor, created an equally violent heritage as rival lords and landowners contended for power and influence in the north.

David Cooke gives a vivid description of the outbreaks of warfare that have punctuated the county's history. Using graphic contemporary accounts and numerous illustrations and maps, he creates a vivid narrative of a county that was a battleground until modern times.

About The Author

David Cooke is a military historian, author and battlefield guide, and he has always been a keen student of Yorkshire's history. His previous publications include The Forgotten Battle: The Battle of Adwalton Moor, Northern Thunder: The Battle of Marston Moor, Seven Feet of Earth: The Battle of Stamford Bridge, The Civil War in Yorkshire: Newcastle versus Fairfax, Kampfgruppe Peiper - Race for the Meuse, Battlefield Yorkshire and The Road to Marston Moor.

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