What is York?

  • (noun): The English royal house (a branch of the Plantagenet line) that reigned from 1461 to 1485; its emblem was a white rose.
    Synonyms: House of York

York

York ( i/ˈjɔrk/) is a walled city, situated at the confluence of the Rivers Ouse and Foss in North Yorkshire, England. The city has a rich heritage and has provided the backdrop to major political events throughout much of its two millennia of existence. The city offers a wealth of historic attractions, of which York Minster is the most prominent, and a variety of cultural and sporting activities.

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York, Green County, Wisconsin - Demographics
... There were 216 households out of which 38.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 74.5% were married couples living together, 3.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 19.0% were non-families. 13.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 1.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older ...
79th New York Volunteer Infantry
... The 79th New York Volunteer Infantry was a military regiment organized on June 20, 1859 in the state of New York ... one of the three regiments which formed the Fourth Brigade of the First Division of the New York State Militia ...
Union Vale, New York
... Union Vale is a residential town in Dutchess County, New York, United States ... NY Metropolitan Statistical Area as well as the larger New York–Newark–Bridgeport, NY-NJ-CT-PA Combined Statistical Area ... of the City of Poughkeepsie and 60 miles (97 km) from New York City ...
Xavier High School (New York City) - Notable People
... Alumni Dave Anderson, New York Times writer and author Jayce Bartok, actor and filmmaker PJ Brennan, 2003, actor Jerry Capeci, former organized crime ... Philbin, New York County District Attorney John Paul Pitoc, 1992, actor Robert J ... actor, fashion model, and singer Robert Trehy, opera singer Jimmy Walker, mayor of New York City F ...
Mortimer J. Adler - Biography - New York City
... Adler was born in New York City on December 28, 1902, to Jewish immigrants ... at age 14 to become a copy boy for the New York Sun, with the ultimate aspiration to become a journalist ...

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