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Newcastle is Peru, England's Indies since the 1640's, talk by Bill Lancaste...
Fri 10 March 2017, 14:30 – 15:30 GMT
Bill Lancaster will talk on the significance of Newcastle to the rest of the nation during the past four centuries. There will be more than a few surprises and paradoxes as he reveals the major importance of Newcastle to the wider fortunes of both England and the United Kingdom. He explores the leading role that the City has played from the economic importance of the coal economy to Newcastle's role as a major 'City of Consumption', famed for its sociability and shops!