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POSTPONED: York's Defences: The City Walls

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Clifford's Tower

Tower Street

York

YO1 9SA

United Kingdom

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Dr. Jane Crease will lead the walk around the lesser known, western section of the city walls.

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The city walls have protected York from Roman times against war and turbulence. In the Middle Ages, in the Civil War and during the 1745 uprising, the walls have been York's first line of defence.

Dr. Jane Crease will lead the walk around the lesser known, western section of the walls from the two Norman mottes of William the Conqueror to Lendal tower. We will look at the history of York castle itself, and the western section of the walls, protected at each end by great chains across the river Ouse.

The walls reflect the developing technology and strategy of warfare; we will trace that development from the arrow slit to the artillery platforms of the Civil War. We will look at how the walls were altered by the settled peace of the 18thand 19th centuries and how their survival was threatened.

Not suitable for those with limited mobility. Please wear sensible shoes and be aware that parts of the tour are over uneven ground.

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Clifford's Tower

Tower Street

York

YO1 9SA

United Kingdom

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No Refunds

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