A History of Leeds, Paperback

A History of Leeds Paperback

Part of the Darwen County History series


One of the fastest growing cities in Europe, Leeds has come a long way from its humble beginnings as a hamlet of thatched buildings at a crossing point of the River Aire.

The Cistercians of Kirkstall helped its growth; then the market town of Tudor times became, in succession, the world capital of the woollen cloth industry, the home of Victorian 'high-tech' industry and, more recently, a major financial centre.

This book tells the story of the people of Leeds and its transformations over the past millennium, in an entertaining and enthusiastic style.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 176 pages, 100ill.
  • Publisher: The History Press Ltd
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Local history
  • ISBN: 9781860771309



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