Historic subdivisions similar to or like Yorkshire
Historic county of Northern England and the largest in the United Kingdom. Wikipedia
Second most northern area of Great Britain, considered separate due to cultural differences from the other areas – Scotland, Wales, the Midlands of England and the South of England. The area includes the major cities and metropolitan boroughs of Manchester, Liverpool, Newcastle upon Tyne, Sheffield, Leeds and Bradford. Wikipedia
One of nine official regions of England at the first level of Nomenclature of Territorial Units for Statistics for statistical purposes. It comprises most of Yorkshire (the administrative areas of South Yorkshire, West Yorkshire, East Riding of Yorkshire, Hull, North Yorkshire and the City of York), as well as North Lincolnshire and North East Lincolnshire. Wikipedia
- This line, running from Somerset to Yorkshire, was intended as the principal fixed defence of London and the industrial core of England against the threat of invasion.
- During the 19th century they were able to return to England, including to Selby Abbey in Yorkshire, one of the few great monastic churches to survive the Dissolution.
- Methodism also grew rapidly in the old mill towns of Yorkshire and Lancashire, where the preachers stressed that the working classes were equal to the upper classes in the eyes of God.
- In 2004 Lancashire took the winning title at the Inter-counties championships from Yorkshire who had held it for 7 years.
- Now fallen into disuse, some English counties had nicknames for those raised there such as a 'tyke' from Yorkshire, or a 'yellowbelly' from Lincolnshire.
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