The Story of Bradford by Alan Avery

The Story of Bradford

byAlan Avery

Kobo ebook | October 29, 2014

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This new history traces the development of Bradford from its first settlement in Anglo-Saxon times on the banks of the Bradford beck to the present day. For hundreds of years it was a small Pennine village associated with the making of cloth. Despite the disruption of the Civil War in the seventeenth century, which saw Bradford at the centre of major battles, it continued to grow steadily in the eighteenth century. It was the nineteenth century, which saw Bradford transformed from a small town to a major city and centre of cloth production during the Industrial Revolution. This growth continued into the twentieth century but Bradford is now faced with the challenges of finding its place in the new service based economy and the multicultural social mix of the twenty-first century.

Alan Avery was educated in Hull and at King's College, London. He has written widely on the history of Yorkshire and is the author of other books in this series including 'The Story of Hull', 'The Story of York' and the 'Story of London' as well as 'British Historical Documents'.

Title:The Story of BradfordFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:October 29, 2014Publisher:Blackthorn PressLanguage:English

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