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Tyneside - a History of Newcastle and Gateshead
     

Tyneside - a History of Newcastle and Gateshead

by Alistair Moffat, George Rosie
 

Tyneside bursts with pride—not a swaggering conceit but the most obvious, warm, and pungent sense of civic pride in Britain. Tynesiders know who they are and everybody else does too. And yet there exists no comprehensive history of the place. Not since the middle of the 19th century has there been a detailed treatment of the remarkable story of how Tyneside

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Tyneside bursts with pride—not a swaggering conceit but the most obvious, warm, and pungent sense of civic pride in Britain. Tynesiders know who they are and everybody else does too. And yet there exists no comprehensive history of the place. Not since the middle of the 19th century has there been a detailed treatment of the remarkable story of how Tyneside was made and how it came to look, sound and behave the way it does. That glittering tale is recounted here, from the retreat of the icefields 10,000 years ago, through the coming of the Roman Emperor Hadrian, the glories of Northumbria, the stunning achievement of Bede of Jarrow, the building of the New Castle in 1080 and the dangerous beginnings of the coal trade to the dizzying growth of the Industrial Revolution, the trials of the football team and its heroes, and the renewals of the 21st century. All this and a welter of supporting detail, color, anecdote, tradition, and good, solid, scholarly popular history can be found in this substantial history of Tyneside, Gateshead, and the River Towns. This is the intriguing tale of a unique, magical, and dynamic place, and the remarkable people who made it.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781845961190
Publisher:
Mainstream Publishing Company, Limited
Publication date:
10/28/2006
Pages:
448
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.25(d)

Meet the Author

George Rosie was the Sunday Times Scottish Affairs Correspondent and associate producer on the BAFTA-award-winning After Lockerbie. His non-fiction books include The British in Vietnam. Death’s Enemy is his first novel.

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