History of York

St Margaret Clitherow pressed to death

5 Gruesome Historical Facts About York

1. The Plague House When in 1665 the Great Plague came to the city, the people of York were understandably terrified. When a small girl fell ill, the locals – fearing an outbreak – locked...
Eric Bloodaxe

Eric Bloodaxe

Believed to have been both King of Norway and then later King of Northumbria, Eric Bloodaxe has proved to be something of an elusive figure for historians. Since the 12th century these two kings...
King Richard III

Richard III

In September 2012 a fifteenth century king made headline news in the UK. A body had been discovered in a Leicester carpark that was purportedly that of Richard III – the last Plantagenet king...
Constantine The Great

Constantine The Great

Visitors to York today will see a statue of the Roman emperor Constantine The Great outside the south entrance to York Minster. Venerated as a saint by the Orthodox Church, he is a significant...
History of York

History of York

Whilst the history of York as a settlement dates back to the first century AD, there is evidence that people have lived in the surrounding nearby for thousands of years. Polished axes from the...
Travelodge York Hull Road Reception

Travelodge York Hull Road

The least central of all the Travelodge hotels in York, Travelodge York Hull Road is out on the east side of the city as...