York, Yorkshire

St. Michael-le-Belfry, York, Yorkshire

A church has stood here, in the shadow of York Minster, since at least 1294. However, there is nothing of this church remaining. The whole was entirely rebuilt between 1525 and 1536. Today the church is often overlooked due to its position dwarfed by the massive bulk of England’s largest medieval structure.

On 16 April 1570 St. Michael-le-Belfry was the site of the christening of one Guido Fawkes, better known today as Guy Fawkes who later converted to Catholicism and became notorious as the explosives expert in the Gunpowder Plot of 1605.

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