Artist: Girtin, Thomas
View of York Minster- the largest Gothic Cathedral in Europe. The Cathedral was built in the 13th century on the site of earlier ecclesiastical buildings. It is thought that there was a church here as early as the 7th century- although this would have been a considerably smaller building made from wood. The earliest parts of the present building of York Minster date from 1154 when Archbishop Roger of Pont l’Eveque built a choir and a crypt. In 1220 Archbishop Gray and the Dean and Chapter decided to rebuilt the Minster and the new church was developed in the fashionable Early English Gothic style.