England’s northern soul

Melvyn Bragg, presenter of a new BBC Radio 4 series on the history of the north of England, talks to Rob Attar about how this region has forged a distinct identity over the past 2,000 years

Newcastle upon Tyne, 1877, published in the Illustrated London News. (Photo by SSPL/Getty Images)

This article was first published in the September 2016 issue of BBC History Magazine 

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