Archive for the tag 'York'

This mid 15th century carving shows the Virgin being taught to read by her mother. It is carved from Derbyshire stone and retains some of its original paint. *

*from a signboard next to the carving

2 Comments CherryPie on Jun 25th 2018

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Barley Hall is a medieval town house, once home to the Priors of Nostell and a Lord Mayor of York.
Until the 1980s the building was hidden under the relatively modern facade, only when it was going to be destroyed was the amazing medieval structure discovered and its rich history uncovered.
The oldest parts of Barley Hall [...]

8 Comments CherryPie on Jun 18th 2018

…No wonder he looks unhappy!

8 Comments CherryPie on Jun 11th 2018

On 5th November 1605 a York man, Guy Fawkes, was discovered about to ignite 36 barrels of gunpowder underneath the Houses of Parliament. His aim was to spark a Catholic revolution.
Fawkes was born in York in 1570, probably at a house in Stonegate. He was baptised in St Michael le Belfry church on [...]

4 Comments CherryPie on Jun 9th 2018

A 28 year old man, Lucius Duccius Rufinus, from Viennes in France died in Eboracum after a career as the standard bearer for the Ninth Legion. The soldier carrying the standard of the legion would have been a central target for the enemy.*

The army had its own specialist craftsmen. Tilers made floor and roof tiles [...]

6 Comments CherryPie on Jun 5th 2018

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