A History of Leeds (UK ed.)

A History of Leeds (UK ed.)

By: W. R. Mitchell (author)Paperback

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One of the fastest growing cities in Europe, Leeds has come a long way from its humble beginnings as a hamlet of thatched buildings at a crossing point of the River Aire. The Cistercians of Kirkstall helped its growth; then the market town of Tudor times became, in succession, the world capital of the woollen cloth industry, the home of Victorian `high-tech' industry and, more recently, a major financial centre. This book tells the story of the people of Leeds and its transformations over the past millennium, in an entertaining and enthusiastic style.

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  • ISBN13: 9781860771309
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 176
  • ID: 9781860771309
  • weight: 660
  • ISBN10: 1860771300
  • edition: UK ed.

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