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York—Wool and Prayer

Lecture no. 7 from the course: The Great Tours: Experiencing Medieval Europe

York—Wool and Prayer

Taught by Professor Kenneth R. Bartlett | 29 min | Categories: The Great Courses Plus Online Travel Courses

In the living museum of York, stop first at the romantic ruins of the abbey of St. Mary’s, the Abbot’s palace, and York Minster cathedral with its stunning stained glass and splendorous interiors. Savor the atmosphere of York’s old historical center, the streets of the butchers and printers, and the still-inhabited 14th-century houses.

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p********m
October 13, 2018
Well, let's see...York Cathedral, Magnificent! Oh, I forgot to mention this was the work of the Roman Catholic Church,,,,,NOT the church of england. SMALL detail forgotten? He does this throughout ALL his lectures

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k********m
August 27, 2018
This lecture, along with the next, is a wonderful introduction to York. I would only point out two errors in the chronology of the building of York Minster – the relative dates of the nave and choir constructions are correct, but not all of the absolute dates are. The choir was begun, not finished, in 1360; it was completed in about 1420. Also, the names of the two architectural styles are reversed: the nave is Decorated, the choir Perpendicular. I still think these lectures are wonderful, and Experiencing Medieval Europe remains one of my favorite courses on this site. Coming from me, that's high praise. A great course from a very knowledgeable and obviously well-traveled professor.

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t********m
July 19, 2018

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