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    Posted 5 years ago

    vetraio50
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    The York skyline has long been dominated by the Minster : one of the finest medieval buildings in Europe. It was designed to be the greatest cathedral in the kingdom. It took over 250 years, between 1220 and 1472, to complete.

    The Minster is also known as St Peter's, aka the 'Cathedral and Metropolitical Church of St Peter in York'. In the past the church sat within its own walled precinct, known as the Liberty of St Peter.

    The first Christian church on the site has been dated to 627 and the first Archbishop of York was recognised by the Pope in 732.

    The site of the magnificent medieval building has always been an important one for the city. The remains of the Basilica, the ceremonial centre of the Roman fortress city of Eboracum, have been found beneath the Minster building.

    A stone Saxon church survived Viking invasion in 866 but was ransacked by William the Conqueror's forces in 1069. William appointed his own Archbishop, Thomas, who by the end of the century had built a great Norman cathedral on the site.

    Love the detail on this Reliable Series black and white PC collected by the Millers in 1906!

    This card of York Minster is one of the Reliable Series published by the firm: "WR&S". William Ritchie & Sons, Ltd. Edinburgh = WR&S . It seems the published from 1902-1928. London, England and Edinburg, Scotland. A publisher of a great number of view-cards depicting Great Britain and Ireland. Most were issued under the Reliable Series name. Their cards were printed in a variety of techniques but mostly as tinted collotypes. Only their logo or the letters WR&S appear on their cards.
    http://www.metropostcard.com/publishersr1.html

    Comments

    1. SEAN68 SEAN68, 5 years ago
      What a stunning post card and love the info as well!!
    2. vetraio50 vetraio50, 5 years ago
      Many thanks SEAN 'n POPS52 too!
    3. SEAN68 SEAN68, 5 years ago
      Your very welcome Kevin!!
    4. vetraio50 vetraio50, 5 years ago
      Many thanks AGHCOLLECT!
    5. Elisabethan Elisabethan, 5 years ago
      I've been to York, it's a historical wonderful place! Love the card!
    6. vetraio50 vetraio50, 5 years ago
      Many thanks ELISABETHAN!
    7. vetraio50 vetraio50, 5 years ago
      Many thanks KAREN!
    8. tom61375, 5 years ago
      I've been here before. They say that Alistair Cromwell head once sat on one of the spikes atop for almost 400 years then a strong wind blew it off. A passerby picked it up & it was never seen again. There's a $1 million dollar reward for the one to locate Cromwell's head.
    9. tom61375, 5 years ago
      Whoopsy. I meant Oliver Cromwell. =)
    10. vetraio50 vetraio50, 5 years ago
      There's some discussion about Oliver Cromwell's head here Tom:
      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oliver_Cromwell's_head
    11. vetraio50 vetraio50, 5 years ago
      Many thanks TOM, MIKELV, INKY 'n ANTIQUESINNJ too!
    12. vetraio50 vetraio50, 5 years ago
      Many thanks LEAH, LASS, PHIL, GEO 'n TONINO too!
    13. tom61375, 5 years ago
      You're very welcome! =)
    14. vetraio50 vetraio50, 5 years ago
      Many thanks AIMATHENA, KERRY10456 'n BLUNDERBUSSTOO!
    15. Nordicman32 Nordicman32, 5 years ago
      Really love this collection of vintage postcards.
    16. vetraio50 vetraio50, 5 years ago
      many thanks NORDICMAN32!
    17. vetraio50 vetraio50, 5 years ago
      Many thanks NUTSABOTAS!
    18. Vetteman Vetteman, 5 years ago
      I have some post cards very similar to this, they were framed but I took them out, about the same time period, great find!
    19. vetraio50 vetraio50, 5 years ago
      Many thanks VETTEMAN!
    20. Roycroftbooksfromme1 Roycroftbooksfromme1, 5 years ago
      vetraio5,0 love ya post card collection ... some day I post some of mine ...lol don't make it in here so much lately .. so many things to doooooooooo '-)))))))
    21. vetraio50 vetraio50, 5 years ago
      Many thanks ROYCROFTBOOKSFROMME!
    22. vetraio50 vetraio50, 5 years ago
      Many thanks ANTIQUES IN NJ!
    23. vetraio50 vetraio50, 5 years ago
      Many thanks GARY!

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