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The History of Clifford's Tower and of the Castle of York


Course Information

The History of Clifford's Tower and of the Castle of York

A non-accredited History and Heritage course.

Course Code

CLL 22/23_NA_158
Course Description

Clifford's Tower stands on York Castle’s mound or motte built by William the Conqueror, while the castle’s courtyard is now occupied by a museum and Law Courts. The Tower witnessed the tragic end of the Jews of York in 1190. The castle’s dungeon hosted prominent criminals throughout the centuries, including Dick Turpin. This day-course will explore the history of Clifford's Tower and the Castle of York, through medieval sources and present day buildings. It will end with a short visit to the Castle area.

Tutor: Cristina Figueredo BA MA PhD


Term: Summer

Day: Saturday

Start Date: 29 April 2023

Time: 10am-4.30pm

No. of weeks: 1

Full fee: £49

Location: The King's Manor, University of York, Classroom-based

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