Leeds is a city of great history and heritage. From its beginnings as a religious and agricultural centre in the Middle Ages to its twenty-first-century status as one of the UK’s leading digital and information technology hubs, it has always been at the forefront of progress in the UK.
A–Z of Leeds delves into the history of this city in Yorkshire. It highlights well-known landmarks, famous residents and digs beneath the surface to uncover some of the lesser-known facts about Leeds and its hidden gems. Significant moments in its history are covered as well as its notable sons and daughters, major industries that have shaped the city from the start to today, education, culture, sport, famous pubs and hotels, the impact of two world wars and a look at the diverse Leeds of the twenty-first century. This fascinating A–Z tour of Leeds’ history is fully illustrated and will appeal to all those with an interest in this city in Yorkshire.”