From its earliest origins to the twenty-first century, Hull is a city that has been continually shaped by flows of people, commodities, ideas and trade. The result is a distinctive city with a longstanding, varied, proud and often remarkable history. Hull: Culture, History, Place is a celebration of this unique city's past and present. Telling the story of Hull from the earliest settlement on the muddy banks of the river, through civil war rebellion, maritime success and the trauma of the Second World War to post-war resilience and recovery, this book shows how and why Hull has been a place of significance and success over many centuries. The eleven chapters, twenty-five enlightening vignettes and many illustrations bring the city's history to light and life, exploring the people, places, trade, industry, ideas, creativity and vision that have formed the lived experience of this city for over eight hundred years.
David J Starkey is Professor of Maritime History and Director of the Maritime Historical Studies Centre at the University of Hull. David Atkinson is Professor of Cultural and Historical Geography at the University of Hull. Briony McDonagh is Lecturer in Human Geography at the University of Hull. Sarah McKeon is Research Assistant at the University of Hull. Elisabeth Salter is Professor of Medieval Studies and Cultural Creativity at the University of Hull.
1 Introduction David Atkinson, Briony McDonagh, Sarah McKeon, Elisabeth Salter, David J. Starkey, Martin Wilcox 2 The Origins and Early Development of Kingston upon Hull: an archaeological perspective D H Evan 3 Hull's Medieval Lives Elisabeth Salter 4 Rebellious Hull Briony McDonagh 5 The Merchants' Golden Age David & Susan Neave 6 Dock Development, 1778-1914 Martin Wilcox 7 The Making of a Mosaic: Migration and the port city of Kingston upon Hull Nicholas J. Evans 8 The Sporting Life of the City Tony Collins & Victoria Dawson 9 Distant-Water Trawlerman: William Oliver, 1884-1959 David J. Starkey 10 Trauma and utopianism in Second World War Hull David Atkinson 11 Memory on the Waterfront in late Twentieth-Century Hull Jo Byrne & Alex Ombler Vignettes 1. Holy Trinity - Sarah McKeon 2. By the tide of Humber: Andrew Marvell (1621-1678) - Stuart Mottram 3. Town Taking Day - David & Susan Neave 4. The Bounty - Robb Robinson 5. William Wilberforce (1758-1833) - Robb Robinson 6. Whaling - David Atkinson 7. Hull Fair - Sarah McKeon 8. Zachariah Pearson (1821-1891) - Robb Robinson 9. Sensationalising Hull: Mary Elizabeth Braddon's Theatrical and Literary Connections, 1852-1915 - Janine Hatter 10. William Papper (1867-1881) - Martin Wilcox 11. Charles Wilson, 1st Baron Nunburnholme (1833-1907) - Robb Robinson 12. William Colbeck - Robb Robinson 13. Hull's Bridges - Alex Ombler 14. Mary Murdoch (1864-1916) - Katherine Cockin 15. A City of Character: Winifred Holtby's Hull, 1898-1935 - Jane Thomas 16. Madame Clapham - Susan Capes 17. Amy Johnson (1903-1941) - Robb Robinson 18. The University of Hull - David Atkinson 19. `A Poetic Place': the Hull of Philip Larkin (1922-1985) - Daniel Weston and James Underwood 20. Housing and the move to the estates - Jo Byrne 21. Lil Bilocca (1929-1988) - Brian Lavery 22. Clive Sullivan (1943-1985) - Robb Robinson 23. Out of place, out of time: Peter Didsbury's Hull - James Underwood 24. Hull's Personality: Richard Bean (1956-) - Victoria Dawson 25. Hull music scene - Kevin Milburn