A nation divided

  

A nation divided

The north-south divide has been the butt of jokes in Britain for years, but research has shown the Watford Gap, which separates the country, was in fact established centuries ago when the Vikings invaded Britain.
 
According to Max Adams, who made the discovery while researching his new book, Aelfred's Britain, the Northamptonshire-Warwickshire boundary known as the Watford Gap is a geographic and cultural reality that can be traced back to the Viking age.

 

Max has written about the national division that has been 1,000 years in the making for today's Guardian. Read it here.


Aelfred's Britian will be published on 2nd November in hardback and ebook.