Discover the City of York from its earliest foundations as a settlement in Celtic times through Roman times as a military fortress and powerbase for the legions in their battle with the Rebel Celtic tribes of the North.
When the legions left Britain after what was a period of change power struggles between the varied powerful Roman leaders and elites in Britain that saw the arrival of powerful emperors and the arrival of new emperors forged in Britain and declared Emperor in York such as Constantine the Great Eboracum was to be again settled by raiders from across the seas in the shape of the Anglo Saxons who had raided the coasts of Great Britain and later been allied of the Romans fighting beside Carausuis the rebel emperor of Britain and in the Legions of Constantine the Great when he was elected emperor in Eboracum.
Renamed Eforwic it became the leading Anglo Saxon powerbase in the North and it saw the crowning of Edwin of Northumbria in 616 A.D. he ruled as the most powerful of English and British kings and was recognised as Bretwalda from 616 A.D. up until is death in battle at Hatfield Chase in 633 A.D. After which he was venerated has Saint Edwin.
Edwin was baptized in Eforwic in 627 A.D during his lifetime he became the leading Anglo Saxon King in England and was recognised in Britain as the leading overlord known as Bretwalda.
Anglo Saxon Eforwic was an English powerbase it became a target for the Viking raiders and when in later times it fell to thw new Viking settlers in Britain it was renamed Jorvik it became an Anglo Danish city.
City Life York is a guide to the city from its origins up until the present day covering all the varied peoples and cultures who have helped to shape the city seen today penned by a visitor to the city for decades for visitors to the city that remains a window on the history of England a living city of vibrant history that captivates all who walk its city walls and streets that connect the past and the present…
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