York Castle History Visit

10/07/2018

York Year 10 History Trip

BCHS Year 10 History students have spent a day of hands on learning in York, the historic walled city built at the confluence of the rivers Ouse and Foss in North Yorkshire.

York has a rich heritage and has provided the backdrop to major political events in England throughout much of its two millennia of existence.

York was founded by the Romans as Eboracum in 71 AD. It became the capital of the Roman province of Britannia Inferior, and later of the kingdoms of Northumbria and Jórvík.

In the Middle Ages, York grew as a major wool trading centre and became the capital of the northern ecclesiastical province of the Church of England, a role it has retained.

Our students enjoyed the day, and were in awe of their surroundings as they walked around the castle, and the wall.

The students remarked on what it must have been like to be stood on top of the tower and imagined it would have been an extremely scaring place to be during the midst of battle.

The Year 10s visited York Dungeons, a historic tourist attraction with a rather scary environment.

After that frightening experience the students visited York Minster, where they were again in awe of this outstanding and well preserved building.

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