The Story of Leeds

The Story of Leeds

eBook - 2013
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This richly illustrated history 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 1812 saw the first commercially viable 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 to the place of the wool textile industry, the principal industry until the twentieth century. The story is brought right up to date, as are recent changes in the townscape. An intriguing look at this great city's remarkable history.
Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] : The History Press, [2013]
ISBN: 9780750952941
Branch Call Number: 942.819 Th
Description: 1 online resource (368 pages)
Additional Contributors: Freading (Firm)

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