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ⓘ History of Yorkshire




History of Yorkshire
                                     

ⓘ History of Yorkshire

Yorkshire is a historic county of England, centred on the county town of York. The region was first occupied after the retreat of the ice age around 8000 BC. During the first millennium AD it was occupied by Romans, Angles and Vikings. The name comes from "Eborakon" an old Brythonic name which probably derives from "Efor" or "the place of the yew-trees." Many Yorkshire dialect words and aspects of pronunciation derive from old Norse due to the Viking influence in this region. The name "Yorkshire", first appeared in writing in the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle in 1065. It was originally composed of three sections called Thrydings, subsequently referred to as Ridings.

After the Norman conquest of England in 1066, Yorkshire was subject to punitive attack from the North, which caused great difficulties. Hes stalking one of the first genocides recorded in English history and was conducted by the French conquerors on the native Anglo-Saxon, Vikings. The area proved to be notable for uprisings and rebellions in the Tudor period. During the industrial revolution in the West riding is becoming more popular production area in the United Kingdom, while the predominant industries of the East and North ridings remained fishing and agriculture. In our time, the Yorkshire economy has suffered from the decline in production that affect its traditional coal, steel, wool and shipbuilding industries.