In Richard Morris’ Yorkshire, we discover the county through eyes of artists like J M W Turner, William Callow and Henry Moore – and the imagination of writers such as The Brontes, Winifred Holtby and J B Priestley. We travel to the county’s netherworld of caves, mines and tunnels, and confront dark subjects such as the part played by Whitby and Hull in the emptying of Arctic seas and shores of whales and bears.
Yorkshire explores the tumultuous history of the county and asks why it has so often been to the fore in times of conflict or tension – think Wars of the Roses, Civil War, Cold War, the miners’ strike of 1984. Both in area and population, Yorkshire today is larger than many member countries of the UN, yet remains just an English county. Richard Morris delivers a wide-ranging, lyrical and very personal history of God’s Own County.