Discover Medieval York

White Boar in Stained Glass Window - Michael cum Gregory Chuch

Discover the story of medieval York during the reign of Richard III through to King Henry VII

Richard, the last Plantagenet king ruled for only two years before the Battle of Bosworth, but his influence in York was great and endured through the rule of the man who defeated him in the struggle for the crown, Henry Tudor.

Explore two of York’s major monuments:

Monk Bar and Micklegate Bar, located on the historic city walls and find out the role they played in the strife and ceremony that was shaped by the Wars of the Roses.

Experience the rebellion and conflict:

During the sixty years that spanned this turbulent period in British history, ending the rule of one dynasty and the legacies it created for the House of Tudor in the hundred years that followed.