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York: The Making of a City 1068-1350

Sarah Rees Jones


York was one of the most important cities in medieval England. This original study traces the development of the city from the Norman Conquest to the Black Death. The twelfth and thirteenth centuries are a neglected period in the history of English towns. This study argues that the period was absolutely fundamental to the development of urban society and that up to now we have misunderstood the reasons for the development of York and its significance within our history because of that neglect. This study argues that the first Norman kings attempted to turn the city into a true northern capital ... More

Keywords: urban history, urban topography, Norman Conquest, Black Death, medieval England, medieval towns, charters, property, social history, York Minster, York, civic government

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780198201946
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2014 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198201946.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Sarah Rees Jones, author
Senior Lecturer, Department of History, University of York