A History of Kirkgate
from earliest times to 1800
by Steven Burt & Kevin Grady
Kirkgate in Leeds has existed for well over a thousand years and with its church is the original settlement from which the great modern city of Leeds has sprung. This beautifully illustrated, ground-breaking book tells its fascinating story for the first time. In its pages the city’s two best known historians trace its development from the days of its medieval minster church with its Viking crosses, to the growth of its prosperous community of Tudor clothiers and through to the Georgian period when it was home to some of England’s wealthiest and most fashionable merchants. Kirkgate’s inhabitants are brought back to life in a highly entertaining way and some quite extraordinary special features recreate both the streets character and some of its most important buildings.
A lovely history of Kirkgate presented in full colour hardback. Illustrations throughout by Peter Brears. The story of the first street of Leeds.
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