Archive for January, 2013

Featured
January 30, 2013, No comments

In AD 71 the Romans decided to quell local skirmishes in the north of England and the Ninth Legion marched on the York area, choosing to settle in the marshy […]

George Leeman

January 30, 2013, No comments

Eminent politician, lawyer, and businessman George Leeman, who was born in York in 1809, left his imprint on the city with his drive and contribution ...

Castlegate

January 30, 2013, No comments

Castlegate as its name implies was and is the narrow thoroughfare leading to York Castle and where, as in other parts of the city, contrasting periods ...

St Mary’s, Castlegate

January 30, 2013, No comments

St Mary’s Church, Castlegate, is one of 19 surviving parish churches from the 40 once in existence in medieval York and is located in the southern ...

  • St Michael le Belfrey
    January 30, 2013, No comments

    St Michael le Belfrey is the only remaining 16th-century church in York; built between 1525 and 1536 it is the largest pre-Reformation parish church in the city. It stands on […]

  • Petergate
    January 30, 2013, No comments

    Petergate (named due its proximity with the Minster dedicated to St Peter) is a lively and quaint shopping thoroughfare and part of the newly branded Minster Quarter. On the site […]

  • The River Ouse
    January 30, 2013, No comments

    The River Ouse, flowing through York along with the Foss, has aided the city’s progress – and occasionally its periodic demise from unwanted and fearful ‘travellers’ such as the Black […]

  • William Etty
    January 30, 2013, No comments

    William Etty, York’s best known artist, devoted his career to the nude. He was born in York in 1787 in Feasegate where his father was a baker and confectioner; his […]

  • Saint Margaret Clitherow
    January 30, 2013, No comments

    Saint Margaret Clitherow was put to death in York on 25 March 1586; she is an English saint and martyr who was canonised in 1970 by Pope Paul VI. Margaret […]

  • Guy Fawkes
    January 29, 2013, No comments

    Guy Fawkes, the infamous conspirator, was born in York in 1570 and christened on 16 April 1570 in St Michael le Belfrey Church, High Petergate, as listed in the church […]