The Northumbrians w/ Dan Jackson

3 Jul 2021 – 12:00 - 13:00 BST
Hexham Book Festival
Spiegeltent, Abbey Grounds, Beaumont Street, Hexham, NE46 3NB

Join Dan Jackson as he discusses The Northumbrians, his history of North East England.

Whitley-Bay born, Dan explores the roots of Northumbrian culture – hard work, heavy drinking, sociability, sentimentality, militarism and masculinity— in centuries of border warfare and demanding work in industry, at sea and underground. The Northumbrians have often been overlooked in British and global history, but have made astonishing contributions to both. From the Venerable Bede and the prince bishops of Durham to Admiral Collingwood, Viz and Geordie Shore, Jackson reveals a part of England whose future may be uncertain, but whose people remain as durable and remarkable as ever.

About the author

Dan Jackson is a founding member of the Northumbria WW1 Commemoration Project, which received the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service. Author of Popular Opposition to Irish Home Rule in Edwardian Britain, he has written for the New Statesman and appeared on the BBC’s Making History and Who Do You Think You Are?.

An illustrated talk.

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