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In the medieval kingdoms of England, the north was ruled from York.
Anglian kings were baptized in its churches, Viking warriors plotted their southern raids and the Normans cruelly stamped their authority on the masses.
From the ravages of war, the city went on to flourish in a golden age of innovation, religion, and trade.
Featuring some of the most prestigious and significant medieval objects found in Britain, and exploring the lives of some of the most powerful people of the period, the exhibition tells the extraordinary story of how great swathes of the country were once ruled from within York's walls.