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South East View of York

South East View of York

Artist: Cave, H.

Medium: Aquatint

Date: 1816

Shelfmark: K.top Vol 45

Item number: 5.d

Genre: Topographical Print

View of the city of York with the Minster, (the largest medieval Cathedral in England) dominating the landscape. It was the Romans who were the first to establish a settlement here in the 1st Century and since this time York has been an important centre in Northern England. The name ‘York’ originated in the 9th century when Vikings controlled the settlement here and named it Jorvick (which was pronounced Yorvick) and by the 11th century the name had shortened to York. York was created a City in 1996.

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