Northumbria

History and Identity 547-2000

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Author: Robert Colls

Publisher: The History Press

ISBN: 0750991054

Category: History

Page: 392

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THE NORTH EAST is probably England’s most distinctive region. A place of strong character with a very special sense of its past, it is, as William Hutchinson remarked in 1778, ‘truly historical ground’. This is a book about both the ancient Anglian kingdom of Northumbria, which stretched from the Humber to the Scottish border, and the ways in which the idea of being a Northumbrian, or a northerner, or someone from the ‘North East’, persisted in the area long after the early English kingdom had fallen. It examines not only the history of the region, but also the successive waves of identity that history has bestowed over a very long period of time. Northumbria existed before ‘England’ began but is with us still in name, and in the way we think about ourselves. A series of sections, entitled Christian Kingdom, Borderland and Coalfield, New Northumbria, Cultural Region and Northumbrian Island, explore the region on the grand scale, from its very beginning, and bring a sharp sense of history to bear on the various threads that have influenced the making of modern regional identity. The book is a work of exceptional scholarship. Never before have so many leading historians addressed together the issues which have affected this special region. Clearly written, and rich in ideas, chapters explore the physical origins of Northumbria and consider just how the pressing political and military claims of adjoining states shaped and tempered it. There are further chapters on art, music, mythology, dialect, history, economy, poetry, politics, religion, antiquarianism, literature and settlement. They show how Northumbrians have lived and died, and looked forward and back, and these accounts of the North East’s past will surely help in the shaping of its future.

The Highways and Byways of Britain

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Author: David Milner

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 0330539450

Category: Travel

Page: 368

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Between the end of the nineteenth century and the Second World War Macmillan published a much-loved and extremely successful series of books under the title of 'Highways and Byways'. In them, the authors took readers on a delightful guided tour of the country, county by county, pointing out places of interest, key historical events and local lore and legend. Now, Macmillan is reissuing - in one beautifully designed volume - a selection of those highways and byways, which affords contemporary readers both a charming period piece and a wonderful glimpse of the very best of Britain.

Country Life

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Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Country life

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Highways and Byways in Cambridge and Ely

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Author: Edward Conybeare

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 3734037247

Category: Fiction

Page: 392

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Reproduction of the original: Highways and Byways in Cambridge and Ely by Edward Conybeare

The Clique

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Publisher: N.A

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Category: Rare books

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Antiquarian Bookman

The Specialist Book Trade Weekly

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Author: William White

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Booksellers and bookselling

Page: N.A

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