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Medieval York: 600-1540

D. M. Palliser


The book surveys the history of York in the Middle Ages, starting with a brief sketch of its origins as a Roman fortress and town and its near-desertion in the fifth century. It then relates York’s urban rebirth, and looks in turn at its Anglian, Viking, Norman, and later medieval history, ending with the revolutionary changes brought about by Henry VIII. Context is given both to the major archaeological finds from the early Middle Ages (including Viking Coppergate) and to the great days of the 13th–15th centuries when it was intermittently an alternative royal capital, and which produced many ... More

Keywords: city of York, archaeology, history, urban, architecture, medieval, archbishopric of York

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9780199255849
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: April 2014 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199255849.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

D. M. Palliser, author
Hon. Visiting Professor in History, University of York, and Emeritus Professor of Medieval History, University of Leeds