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York & Yorkshire: see England & Great Britain & United Kingdom & Europe & European Union & Countryside

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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.