In the late 1960s, York Minster was in imminent danger of collapse. By means of extensive engineering the building was saved, and, in a campaign of archaeological excavation, the opportunity was taken to retrieve years of little-known history from beneath the floors. Underneath was found the headquarters of the Roman legionary fortress which was subjected to numerous modifications, both subtle and drastic, over a span of a 1000 years. This sequence of history closed in AD 1070 with the construction of the Norman Cathedral of Archbishop Thomas of Bayeux. The historical evidence contained in this text offers a detailed account of social, economic and ideological change in a place favoured by Roman, Anglian, Viking and Norman invaders.
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Book Description Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England, London, 1995. First Edition. Hardback. 4to. A near fine two volume set in fine dustwrappers and fine slipcase. Ownership inscription on front end-paper of each volume. Pp.xxiii,1-221; 223-658. 154 plates. 210 figures. 39 tables. "The historical evidence gained from these excavations offers an outstandingly detailed account of social, economic and ideological change in a place favoured by Roman, Anglian, Viking and Norman invaders. The results are of particular importance for the story of European urbanism in its most obscure period, the first millennium AD." Please note this is a very heavy set which will require extra postage. Bookseller Inventory # 21883
Book Description Stationery Office Books, 1995. Book Condition: Good. Volume 1. This book has hardback covers. Ex-library, With usual stamps and markings, In good all round condition. Dust Jacket in good condition. Bookseller Inventory # 2444158