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T h e B l a c k S w a n I n n | coney street, york

The Black Swan Inn occupied a dominant position where the former BhS building stood in the heart of life in Georgian York. Back in the 18th century, the street would have been even busier than in modern times because it was the main arrival and departure point for stage coaches with the first scheduled stage …

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M a r g a r e t C l i t h e r o w | The Pearl of York

Margaret Clitherow. A staunch Catholic who lost her life in the name of Catholicism The turmoil which followed the Reformation created an array of martyrs on both sides of the religious divide. One such martyr, nicknamed ‘the pearl of York’, was Margaret Clitherow Margaret was born in York in 1556. In 1574 she converted to …

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