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 / softback
- Pages: 176 pages
- Publisher: The History Press Ltd
- Publication Date: 06/10/2000
- Category: Local history
- ISBN: 9781860771309