The North-south Divide: The Origins of Northern Consciousness in England

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Manchester University Press, 1994 - History - 251 pages
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The North-South divide in England is rooted in prehistory and attested throughout recorded time in widely varied sources. This book traces its development from earliest times and provides a corrective to the popular notion that the divide only originated with the Industrial Revolution. A major theme of the study is the development of northern consciousness, and the presence of Scotland across the northern border is seen as an important factor in shaping northern English identity, as well as the attitudes of southern kings and governments to the north.
 

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Contents

Where does the divide take place?
8
The beginnings of northern consciousness
28
The political and administrative southern
57
The economic distinctiveness of the north
77
perceptions and realities
119
Two provinces and other religious differences
152
The literary and linguistic evidence
185
Conclusion
207
Bibliography
214
Glossary of technical terms
231
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HELEN M. JEWELL, now retired, was formerly Senior Lecturer in the School of History at the University of Liverpool.

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