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This is a backup copy of the West Yorkshire Archive Service's "Off the Record" wiki from 2015. The live went offline in 2016 and is currently unavailable. Editing and account creation are disabled.

Scottish invasions

The threat of raids into Yorkshire from Scotland

1709 (ref: WYL1352/A1/8/34/245)

French Invasions

Napoleonic invasion was considered a real threat.

April 1798 Pontefract Quarter Sessions (ref:QS1/137/4) includes indictments for seditious libel re favouring invasion by France, and by Bonapart;demand for accounts of monies spent in raising troops by W.Riding; resolutions re raising of extra Volunteer Corps to resist invasion anywhere in Britain.

World War II invasion