SOME of the most prestigious and significant medieval objects ever found in Britain will tell York’s story as Capital of the North this February.
Opening February 16, a new exhibition at the Yorkshire Museum will tell the extraordinary story of how great swathes of the country were ruled from within York’s walls during the Medieval period; exploring famous people and events connected with the medieval city.
Some of the Yorkshire Museum’s most prized objects, such as the Cawood Sword, the Escrick Ring and the Middleham Jewel will be included in the exhibition, as well artefacts which are rarely on public display.
Natalie McCaul, curator of archaeology, said: “From the fifth century, for a thousand years, York was the northern city, the place from which the powerful ruled.
“Kings ruled the country from here; Archbishops led the Church from here; traders and merchants made their fortunes here.”
The exhibition will cover approximately one thousand years of history; from the departure of Roman rule in the fifth century to the mid-sixteenth century.
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