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The Cliffords Tower and Castle Museum, York, United Kingdom

 
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stargazer's pictureby stargazer General travel tip
added on the 26th of July, 2009
York is a beautiful walled city on the river Ouse, with Viking roots and archeology to explore in the Viking Centre, Tudor buildings overhanging cobbled streets, the Cliffords Tower and Castle Museum with its famous Victorian Street and the magnificent York Minster at it's heart.

 
 
 
 
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In 1349, half of the population of the large city was killed by the Black Plague.  Other outbreaks occurred in 1550, 1604, 1631, and 1645 and killed hundreds of people.  During the English Civil War, the city of York sided with the King.  Parliamentarian armies held the city under siege for three months in the springs of 1644 and on July 16, 1644, after the king was defeated, York surrendered. [...]
 
 
 

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