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This page displays summary information for a selection of background articles covering a range of topics associated with the historic city of York (England). Additional articles will be added as and when time permits.

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John Browne (1793-1877) is best known for his historical research on York Minster and for his high quality illustrations of architectural details.  Read more
 

Title page from Vol. 2 of John Browne's "The History of the Metropolitan Church of St Peter, York" (1847).

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The historic defences form a key attraction for most first-time visitors to York. A stroll along at least part of the wall-top walkway is highly recommended.  Read more
 

Photo-montage: 4 views of the wall walk including York Minster viewpoint and Bootham Bar.

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Transcriptions of contemporary accounts relating to the design, construction and operation of Skeldergate Bridge, York.  Read more
 

Photograph: A tour boat on the River Ouse about to pass beneath Skeldergate Bridge (York).