In his new history of North East England, Whitley-Bay born Dan Jackson explores the roots of Northumbrian culture – hard work, heavy drinking, sociability, sentimentality, militarism and masculinity— in centuries of border warfare and demanding work in industry, at sea and underground. The Northumbrians have often been overlooked in British and global history, but have made astonishing contributions to both. From the Venerable Bede and the prince bishops of Durham to Admiral Collingwood, Viz and Geordie Shore, Jackson reveals a part of England whose future may be uncertain, but whose people remain as durable and remarkable as ever.

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