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David Thornton - The Story of Leeds - 9780752499574 - V9780752499574
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The Story of Leeds

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Description for The Story of Leeds Paperback. This history of Leeds covers all the main political, social and economic developments of the city. Due emphasis is given to the place of the wool textile industry, the principal industry until the 20th century. The story is brought right up to date as are recent changes in the townscape. Num Pages: 224 pages, 116 black & white illustrations. BIC Classification: 1DBKEYK; WQH. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 232 x 157 x 17. Weight in Grams: 486.
A richly illustrated history that explores every aspect of life in Leeds. This new history of Leeds covers all the main political, social and economic developments of the city: The Harrying of the North devastated the surrounding area in 1069; the Civil War saw a battle fought in the town itself; cholera and typhus epidemics raged in the nineteenth century; the building of the Middleton Railway in 1758 established the oldest railway in the world; and Richard Oastler, the Factory King, launched the campaign for the Ten Hour Bill in the Leeds Mercury. Due emphasis is given ... Read more

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The History Press Ltd
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About David Thornton
Dr. David Thornton was born and brought up in Leeds, and spent his whole working life there. A retired headmaster, he is the author of over thirty picture histories for children. Local history has been David's passion for forty years, and he has written a number of books and lectured widely on the subject. David is currently joint editor of ... Read more

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