On a cold February day, a man hid himself away in the Minster. Consumed by the idea that he had been chosen by God to cleanse the
building of wickedness, he waited until dark, then crept out to set light to the Quire. The crews, unable to reach the fire, were forced to watch helplessly as the roof collapsed in on itself.
However, it would take more than this to raze this ancient seat of religious heritage to its foundations. You see, the Minster
had survived all this before.
The secret history of York Minster is filled with stories of conflict and disaster. However, every time, this stunning structure
has risen from the ashes through the fortitude of its people. Discover these fascinating stories and more.