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2012 marks four-hundred years since the scandal of the Pendle Witch Trials. Intriguingly one was sentenced and executed in York
The tales behind many of York’s cinemas dating back from 1911, some of which still remain in the city now.
“Women, we must do the work ourselves” – Emmeline Pankhurst.
History can at times depend on the imagination. Today, we look at Eric Bloodaxe, the most elusive king in our history – yet easily one of the most famous.
York had a role to play in preparations for an escalation of the cold war, and from 1961 until 1991 the city was home to a rectangular three-storey, semi-buried, reinforced concrete nerve-centre.
Today’s 31 Days of York History looks at one of the most prolific tortures of our city’s history.
As cholera ravaged much of Asia and Europe in the early nineteenth century, gradually creeping closer and closer to Britain, and the townsfolk of York began to grow ever more concerned at the prospect of an epidemic in the city.
York did not miss out on the new mood of liberation and rebellion that was rising up, as the popular beat combos of the day began to tour the country.
To begin our historic series throughout March we take a look at what life may have been like without William Tuke’s reform of psychiatric treatment.