I was thinking about redoing my WotR army, this led me to three of my four grandparents originated we think in the Yorkshire/Lancashire areas.
To add to that it led on to cricket, I seem to remember that at one time the Yorkshire cricket club would only use players born? in Yorkshire. This caused more than one problem over whether a player came from Yorkshire or Lancashire.
Yorkshire was the only cricket team to hold the born in the county item and that did not cause too much issue. That was till 1992. Then you had to be either educated or born in the country - which caused a few issues and the rules were dropped, I think around 2001. These rules did put them at a significant disadvantage when all the other teams had 'Johnny foreigner' players - who were more skilled players on their teams. <sigh> Still got the best record in country cricket though I believe.
P.S. I seem to remember one of the weird facts about the war of the Roses is that the House of York had more land in what is modern Lancaster than the House of Lancaster, and vice versa during the wars.
'Never ask a man if he comes from Yorkshire. If he does, he will tell you without asking. If he does not, why humiliate him?'"
Still very true to this day...
Oh and yes another Yorkshireman.
You can always tell a Yorkshireman..................................you just can't tell him much!
I always like the question "The Wars of the Roses was between the Houses of York and Lancaster. Who won?"
Answer: "The Welsh (Tudors)."
See the 1066 A.D. posts, just another example of its idiosyncrasies.
P.S. - Another is why let Scotland have an independence vote, but not the English, do they not think we should get it, or are they worried we might decide in favour, so no more Scottish Prime Ministers.