Previous Exhibition: Capital of the North
In the medieval kingdoms of Britain, the north was ruled from York.
Anglian kings were baptised in its churches, Viking warriors plotted their southern raids and the Normans cruelly stamped their authority on the masses. From the ravages of war, the city went on to flourish in a golden age of innovation, religion and trade.
Through it all York was a place of power, art, greed and bloodshed. Through it all York was the Capital of the North.
Featuring some of the most prestigious and significant medieval objects ever found in Britain and exploring the lives of some of the most powerful people of the period, this exhibition told the extraordinary story of how great swathes of the country were once ruled from within York’s walls.
Visitors could find out more through specially-made films within the exhibition. Families were able to trace the stories of key historical figures through fun cartoon characters and try their hand at a fantasy jousting computer game!
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