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A cornucopia of
fascinating facts about
God’s Own County
Great Northern Books
The first Briton in space hailed from Yorkshire
Yorkshire is home to the world's oldest football club
Yorkshire boasts the world's largest Indian restaurant
The oldest pub in England is in Yorkshire
If you think you know everything about Yorkshire, think again!
This little book of fascinating facts will delight, surprise, inform and entertain all Yorkshire folk, ex-pats and fans of God's own county.
Yorkshire's famous sons and daughters include three past prime ministers, nine Oscar winners, the recipients of seven Nobel Prizes and eleven Olympic gold medals.
Many of the world's greatest inventions and discoveries were made by Tykes and Yorkshire was the birthplace of club football and rugby league.
Discover Yorkshire's scientists, poets, novelists, politicians, film stars, sporting heroes and musicians. Here too are the county's most scenic villages, tallest buildings, oddest place names, quirky sayings, tasty delicacies and masses of things to see and do. Disasters, battles and historic events complete the picture.
Now, read on and find out exactly why Yorkshire is the greatest county in England...