An illustration of an early york apple.

An Early York apple

An illustration of an early york apple.

"Gate-tower or Barbican, Walmgate Bar, York, England. In medieval fortification, a tower built beside or over a gate, as of a city, etc., for the purpose of defending the passage." -Whitney, 1911

Barbican of Walmgate Bar

"Gate-tower or Barbican, Walmgate Bar, York, England. In medieval fortification, a tower built beside…

Steel tower bridge across the East River in New York.

Steel Bridge

Steel tower bridge across the East River in New York.

"A fine bridge over the Ouse at York, erected in the reign of Queen Elizabeth, was taken down some years ago. The span of the largest arch was 81 feet, and the rise 26 feet 3 inches." — Encyclopedia Britanica, 1893

York Bridge

"A fine bridge over the Ouse at York, erected in the reign of Queen Elizabeth, was taken down some years…

(1865- ) Duke of Cornwall and York

Duke of Cornwall and York

(1865- ) Duke of Cornwall and York

Edmund Grindal (c. 1519 – 6 July 1583) was an English church leader who successively held the posts of Bishop of London, Archbishop of York and Archbishop of Canterbury. In 1570 Grindal became Archbishop of York, where Puritans were few and coercion would be required mainly for Roman Catholics. His first letter from Cawood to Cecil told that he had not been well received, that the gentry were not "well-affected to godly religion and among the common people many superstitious practices remained."

Archbishop Edmund Grindal

Edmund Grindal (c. 1519 – 6 July 1583) was an English church leader who successively held the…

"Medal struck in honour of James Duke of York. By Thomas Simon." —D'Anvers, 1895

Medal

"Medal struck in honour of James Duke of York. By Thomas Simon." —D'Anvers, 1895

"Drawn from a portrait of Elizabeth of York when young, in stained glass at Little Malvern." — Encyclopedia Britannica, 1893

Mitre Head-dress

"Drawn from a portrait of Elizabeth of York when young, in stained glass at Little Malvern." —…

The gaol was a colonial prison building for York County, Maine and served as a jail from 1719 to 1879.

The Old Jail at York

The gaol was a colonial prison building for York County, Maine and served as a jail from 1719 to 1879.

(1151-1212) Archbishop of York

Geofrey Plantagenet

(1151-1212) Archbishop of York

Richard III (2 October 1452 - 22 August 1485) was King of England from 1483 until his death. He was the last king from the House of York, and his defeat at the Battle of Bosworth marked the culmination of the Wars of the Roses and the end of the Plantagenet dynasty. After the death of his brother King Edward IV, Richard briefly governed as regent for Edward's son King Edward V with the title of Lord Protector, but he placed Edward and his brother Richard in the Tower (see Princes in the Tower) and seized the throne for himself, being crowned on 6 July 1483.

Richard III of England

Richard III (2 October 1452 - 22 August 1485) was King of England from 1483 until his death. He was…

Richard III (2 October 1452 – 22 August 1485) was King of England from 1483 until his death. He was the last king from the House of York, and his defeat at the Battle of Bosworth marked the culmination of the Wars of the Roses. After the death of his brother King Edward IV, Richard briefly governed as regent for Edward's son King Edward V with the title of Lord Protector, but he placed Edward and his brother Richard in the Tower and seized the throne for himself, being crowned on 6 July 1483.

Richard III of England

Richard III (2 October 1452 – 22 August 1485) was King of England from 1483 until his death. He…

Edward of York was born on April 28, 1442, at Rouen, France (in the Chateau de Rouen), the second son of Richard Plantagenet, 3rd Duke of York (who had a strong genealogical claim to the throne of England) and Cecily Neville daughter of Ralph Neville and Joan Beaufort, a granddaughter of Edward III. Edward of York was the eldest of the four sons who survived to adulthood. The Duke of York's assertion of his claim to the crown in 1460 was the key escalation of the conflict known as the Wars of the Roses. When his father was killed at the Battle of Wakefield, Edward inherited his claim. However, it was rumoured that Edward was in fact the son of an archer named Blaybourne, with whom his mother Cecily Neville had had an affair in Rouen.

Richard IV of England

Edward of York was born on April 28, 1442, at Rouen, France (in the Chateau de Rouen), the second son…

"The rose argent of the House of York, surrounded with rays, as of the sun."—Aveling, 1891

Rose-en-Soleil

"The rose argent of the House of York, surrounded with rays, as of the sun."—Aveling, 1891

The heraldic seal of the archbishop of York, who worked under kings William II of England and Henry I of England.

Seal of Thurstan

The heraldic seal of the archbishop of York, who worked under kings William II of England and Henry…