Yorkshire folk are a hardy species with a long and fascinating historical past these are just some indicative seminal times.
Jurassic period 140 million years ago between the Mesozoic era, Triassic and the Cretaceous period with marine conditions in Yorkshire but no human life.
Paleolithic man 10000 BC some indications in Victoria caves Settle
Mesolithic man 7500 BC Stone-age possibly spreading around Pickering
Neolithic man 3000 BC farming in the Wolds and potentially elsewhere
Bronze age 1800 BC ‘beaker folk’ nicknamed for the first pottery. Baildon Grassington and henges near Boroughbridge
Iron Age 500 BC Celts around the coast at Hunmanby and near Scarborough
Romans 80 AD came north to quell the local Brigantes and Parisi tribes fighting on North York moors, Stanwick, & Scotch Corner as a protection from the Scots. Constantine 306 AD Emperor of York during the development of many religions and the introduction of Christianity. Withdrawal of Romans to defend Rome
Synod of Whitby 664 AD. Saxons and Angles arriving from Germany and Denmark named villages with suffixes ham, ton, ley.
Viking Invasion 866 AD York and villages in the dales with names ending in thorpe, kirk, wick and by.
Stamford bridge 1066 AD King Harold Godwinson led English army in a battle against invading Vikings whilst William was conquering.
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