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73,489. I have had an amazingly fortunate life. I’m a child from Yorkshire, which is sort of like Cleveland without the pretty bits. (Fortunate & Yorkshire & Cleveland) Jeremy Clarkson
94,306. I come from Yorkshire in England where we like to eat chip sandwiches – white bread, butter, tomato ketchup and big fat French fries cooked in beef dripping. (Yorkshire & Eat) Helen Fielding
94,307. I am never at my best in the early morning, especially a cold morning in the Yorkshire spring with a piercing March wind sweeping down from the fells, finding its way inside my clothing, nipping at my nose and ears. James Herriot
94,308. I would have died for Yorkshire. I suppose once or twice I nearly did. Brian Close, cricketer
99,364. Menwith Hill is a US listening base in Britain; it’s in Yorkshire, it’s enormous, it’s the place with enormous golf balls … It was set up in the 50s to spy on the Russians … Expanding: and the bulk of the work they do is commercial spying … A [lost] lease to an enormous Ministry of Defence site … Mark Thomas Comedy Product s3e7
112,617. It remains one of the grisliest finds in ancient archeaology. Uncovered in York the skeletons of 80 battle-scared men, many brutally decapitated. Their deaths were gruesome but their burials defied known conventions. These were violent men who were respected; shackled in life but buried with treasure … So who were these battle-hardened men? Ancient Mysteries s2e3: Headless Gladiators, Channel 5 2017
82,086. In its long history it’s witnessed all sort of malice and mayhem … a castle packed with thrilling stories that go back nearly 2,000 years. (Castle & York) Dan Jones, Secrets of Great British Castles s2e3: York Castle
82,087. For almost 2,000 years the Romans, Vikings, Normans, Kings of medieval England have all seized upon the strategic importance of this site. (Castle & York) ibid.
116,497. The Viking and English forces that rose up against the Normans in the summer of 1069 destroyed the first wooden castle that William the Conqueror had erected at Yotk. (Castle & York) ibid.
116,498. York’s 150 Jews fled into the castle seeking safety and protection from the sheriff. (Castle & York) ibid.