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The Rider of the White Horse - Rosemary Sutcliff

"Bacon hit the mark well enough when he wrote that here in the north the memory of Richard III lay like lees at the bottom of a wine cup so that one only had to stir the wine for it to rise up again and permeate the whole. We have long memories, we of the north, and we are loyal to our own."

 

Yep.