Slide Title

York City Walls

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Date

7-1-1973

Description

The York City Walls with York Minster in the background. The York City Walls are England's longest still-standing medieval town walls, a 3.4 km (about 2 miles) circuitous route. The walls were built when the Romans founded the city in about 71 A.D. and were the city's main defenses throughout the Viking, Anglo-Saxon, Norman, and Tudor times. While many other cities demolished their walls when their defenses became outdated, York city officials strongly opposed the demolition of the walls in 1800. The walls have been restored and preserved since the mid-1800s onward.

Notes

Bibliography: "City of York Walls." Visit York, n.d., www.visityork.org/York-City-of-York-Walls/details/?dms=3. Accessed 06 Apr. 2016. "The York City Walls." History of York, n.d., www.historyofyork.org.uk/themes/the-york-city-walls. Accessed 06 Apr. 2016.

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Creator 1 Role

Photographer

Subject Headings

Cities and towns, Medieval -- England; Cathedrals -- England; Architecture, Gothic -- England

Country Name

United Kingdom

Region Name

Deangate

City Name

York

Keywords

historic, architectural heritage

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