The Noble City of York edited by Alberic Stacpoole
Published in 1972 by Cerialis Press. Out of print.
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A substantial volume of over 1,000 pages which covers all stages of York’s history. The information on each subject is deep, but still accessible, and various different authors write on their specialisms. There is coverage of the Monastic and Religious Orders in York from the editor, as well as interesting pieces on the York Religious Plays by Canon JS Purvis, the Castle Museum by the curator R Patterson and the University by the Vice-Chancellor Lord James.
Unfortunately the book is expensive to acquire now, as it was issued in a limited edition, with each copy being numbered. The book is well illustrated throughout and of both sufficient detail to be of academic interest as well as understandable enough for the general reader to enjoy.