Publisher: C. Hurst and Co Publishers Ltd,
Date of Publication: 2019
Stock Code: 7017
New book. Octavo, pp.256. Hardcover in dust-jacket. Profusely illustrated in colour throughout.
Local author and historian Dr Dan Jackson explores the deep roots of Northumbrian culture in an attempt to divine what defines ‘the Northumbrian’. From the building of Hadrian’s Wall onwards he looks at the attributes and characteristics of the people: hard work and heavy drinking, sociability and sentimentality, militarism and masculinity—through centuries of border warfare and dangerous industry. He explains what we can learn about Northumbria’s people from it’s landscape and architecture, and revisits the Northumbrian Enlightenment that gave the world the locomotive and the lightbulb.