Book review: ‘Northerners‘ by Brian Groom

‘Northerners: a history‘ by Brian Groom

Northerners: a history covers similar territory to Tom Hazeldine’s recent book The Northern Question, but places far less emphasis on politics.

Although sticking broadly to a chronological history, its various chapters are dedicated to specific topics concerning the North of England, including: its historical role as a border region with Scotland; the Wars of the Roses; the Industrial Revolution; immigration; the slave trade; local rivalries; famous and influential northerners; northern cities; and so on.

The book repeats itself in a couple of places, but is otherwise an entertaining read about England’s better half.

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Richard Carter

A fat, bearded chap with a Charles Darwin fixation.

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