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  • Timeline

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    71 AD

    The Ninth Legion establishes a garrison fortress - we become Roman.

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    306

    Constantine the Great is proclaimed Emperor in York - we become Christian.

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    c 410

    Barbarian invasions cause the Romans to withdraw - we become heathen Angle-Saxons.

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    627

    The first Minster is established for the baptism of the Northumbrian King Edwin - we become Christian (again).

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    866

    York is sacked on All Soul's Day by a Viking army - we become Norwegian.

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    1068

    William the Conqueror reaches York and plants a castle - we become French.

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    1220

    Work commences on the building of the present Gothic Minster - we become very busy for the next 252 years.

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    1455

    The Wars of the Roses commence - we become Lancastrian

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    1536

    King Henry VIII continues the closure of the monasteries in the north - we become rebellious

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    1644

    York is besieged during the Civil War - we become Parliamentarian

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    1732

    The Assembly Rooms establishes the craze for Palladian architecture across the country. We become fashionable.

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    1837

    George Stephenson brings the east coast mainline through York. We become well-connected.

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    1937

    Rowntree’s chairman George Harris coins the name KitKat. We become world famous.

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    2012

    York celebrates 800 years since King John gave the city its royal charter. We wait to see what happens next.

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