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Melvyn Bragg explores the pivotal role of England's north in the shaping of modern Britain.
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Fri 9 Sep 2016 23:00
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The Matter of the North
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Melvyn Bragg on the fall of Rome and the rise of Northumbria.
Melvyn Bragg on the invasions of the north of England by Vikings and Norsemen.
Melvyn Bragg on the power and influence of northern landscapes.
Melvyn Bragg on the inventiveness of the north and the birth of the Industrial Revolution.
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