Saturday 22 June 2019, 10.00AM to 4.30pm
Built, reshaped and repurposed, York’s city walls have been a key aspect of defence, power, trade, civic pride, urban development and tourism. Utilising archaeological and documentary evidence, we will explore the changing roles and uses of York’s iconic walls. We will focus primarily on the medieval period, where York’s city walls were at their largest, most important, and most flexible in function. Based at the King’s Manor, this course will include a guided walking tour of key survivals and hidden gems, along with some often overlooked features.
Barry Crump BA MSc MRes