Monk Bar, the home of the Richard III Experience, is hosting a series of special installations  commemorating the re-interment of the last Plantagenet King of England in 2015.

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Find everything you need to know for your journey into the medieval gateways of York, including prices, opening times and how to find us.

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Richard III, the last Plantagenet King of England, ruled for two years from 1483 to 1485. His short reign was marked by controversy, rebellion and challenges to his throne which led to his death at the Battle of Bosworth aged 33 years of age.

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Discover 3 great attractions for 1 great price with our new Medieval Pass. Explore our hidden gem of Barley Hall and experience the impact two rival Kings had on York, all with 12 months free admission.

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The first Tudor King of England ruled for twenty-four years after defeating Richard III at the Battle of Bosworth. His early reign was made unstable by rebellion & pretenders to the throne but he established one of the most celebrated royal dynasties.

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A new exhibition at our sister attraction, Barley Hall, exploring the archaeology, first-hand accounts of life in the city, and the effects that this Tudor monarch had on life in York during his thirty eight year reign.

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Discover the medieval history of York through our calendar of special events and lectures

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The walls that surround York are some of the finest and most complete in England. They extend for 2.5 miles and still retain all four of their impressive gateways into the city, called bars, two of which act as homes to the Richard III & Henry VII Experiences.

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