Posted on 5 February 2016
Important since Roman times, the city of York grew to become one of the most prosperous, densely settled and influential cities in England in the medieval period and beyond. The atlas charts the development of the city up to the advent of the railway age through a series of detailed period chapters, maps and illustrations, drawing on the most recent research in archaeology and history.
In support of this publication, the Institute for the Public Understanding of the Past (IPUP) will be hosting a study day on Saturday 23rd April 2016 based at King's Manor in the heart of this historic city. The day is intended to explain and explore the making of the atlas, highlighting some of the challenges in mapping historic York, and introducing the wider comparative European context for the project.