Siege of York

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Reference WMO/293254


Micklegate Bar





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Status: On original site
Type: Non freestanding
Location: External
Setting: Attached to a building/structure
Description: Board/Plaque/ Tablet
  • Metal Metal (any)
Lettering: Inscribed on a plaque
  • English Civil Wars (1642-1651)
About the memorial: Horizontal plaque on wall at Micklegate Bar commemorating the Siege of York 1644
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The Siege of York 1644 / On the 16th July 1644 the Royalists surrendered the City (after three months / of siege) to the besieging Parliamentary Forces at this point. The terms of / surrender were generous and it was due to Ferdinando Fairfax and his so, / Thomas Fairfax, second and third Lord Fairfax of Cameron, that the City / (and in particular the Minister glass) was preserved from destruction. / This plaque was unveiled on the 350th Anniversary of the surrender by / Nicholas 14th Lord Fairfax of Cameron and the Rt Hon The Lord Mayor / or York (coun. David Wilde).

Ferdinando Fairfax; Thomas Fairfax

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