Yorkshire is a county of northern England and the largest in Great Britain. It is widely considered to be the greenest area in England, due to both the vast rural countryside of the Yorkshire Dales, North York Moors and some of the major cities, this has led to Yorkshire being nicknamed God's Own County.
Early inhabitants of Yorkshire were the Celts, who came from two separate tribes, the Brigantes and the Parisii. The Brigantes, who probably came over from the Alps or Gallaecia. The Parisii were thought to have been related to the Parisii of Lutetia Parisiorum, Gaul.
Under Roman rule, the fortified city of Eboracum, York, was named as capital of Britannia Inferior and joint-capital of all Roman Britain.
Yorkshire was on divided sides during the English Civil War, which started in 1642 between king and parliament - Hull famously shut the gates of the city on the king when he came to enter the city a few months before fighting began. York was the base for Cavalier royalist supporters, from there the royals captured Leeds and Wakefield only to have them recaptured a few months later. The royalists won the Battle of Adwalton Moor meaning they controlled Yorkshire, with the exception of Hull. From their base in Hull the Roundhead parliamentarians fought back, town by town re-taking Yorkshire until they had won the Battle of Marston Moor and with it control of all North of England.