Tag Archives: York

Guest author: Roberta Eaton Cheadle ~ Clifford’s Tower, York

The original motte and bailey castle which was built on the site where Clifford’s Tower now stands was built in 1068 by William the Conqueror. It was one of a series of castles he built in order to suppress rebellion … Continue reading

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Guest author: Roberta Eaton Cheadle ~ The Vikings in York: Ivar the Boneless

Ivar the Boneless Ivar the Boneless, also known as Ivar Ragnarsson, was the Viking leader who captured York in AD 866 and called the city Jorvik. According to Norse legend, Ivar the Boneless was born “without any bones at all.” … Continue reading

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A visit to York Castle Museum ~ Roberta Eaton Cheadle

Reblogged from Roberta Writes: During our recent trip to York, we visited York Castle Museum in York, North Yorkshire. The museum is on the site of York Castle which was originally built by William the Conqueror in 1068. The museum … Continue reading

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Guest author: Robbie Cheadle ~ Dick Turpin

The myth of Dick Turpin Fiction writer, Harrison Ainsworth, glamourised thief and highway man, Dick Turpin, in his 1834 novel, Rookwood. The novel is set in England in 1737 at a manor house called Rookwood Place and the plot revolves … Continue reading

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York on a Sunny Spring Day – Mark Sunderland

Reblogged from Mark Sunderland Photography, a pictorial tour of York in spring: This shoot is actually from the week before last – you remember when it was briefly summer? – but it’s taken me until now to get all of … Continue reading

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