Battlefield Yorkshire: From the Romans to the English Civil Wars (UK Edition)
Yorkshire's past is replete with bloody battles and sieges.From the earliest times armies have marched across the Yorkshirecountryside and have fought for control of the land, the towns andthe cities. Roman, Viking, Norman and the Scottish invaders haveall contributed ruthless episodes to the story. Christian foughtpagan, Englishman fought foreign invader, and loyalist foughtrebel, in some of the most destructive battles of British history.And bitter internal conflicts, which set neighbour againstneighbour, created an equally violent heritage as rival lords andlandowners contended for power and influence in the north.David Cooke gives a vivid description of the outbreaks ofwarfare that have punctuated the county's history. Using graphiccontemporary accounts and numerous illustrations and maps, hecreates a vivid narrative of a county that was a battleground untilmodern times.