Among the many memories that cluster round York, none is sadder than the calamity which befel the York Jewry in 1190. Clifford’s Tower, the scene of the terrible incident, is not among the spots usually visited by sightseers. Of the many thousands who halt in York for hours, to visit the splendid Cathedral, or the small but interesting churches; to walk on the fine old walls, all round the city; to visit the bars and gates and inspect the many fine old houses, the beautiful grounds of the Philosophical Society, with the Museum filled with relics of the Roman occupation;?few ever think of seeing Clifford’s TowTer in the Castle grounds, or trouble to gain access to it.

York is indeed a place where several days may be well spent with profit and pleasure to those interested in the past history of England. Here may be seen what I believe is

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