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Next to the Minster

Easy to miss this but it is a great sculpture of a Roman emperor proclaimed in York, located near... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
waldorf53
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Lytham St Anne's, United Kingdom
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Constantine The Great

The information plaque states that near this spot (not sure how they know?) Constantine was... read more

Reviewed 11 July 2018
nnmercman
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Camberley, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I love history and this is a good place to start talking to people about it. I happened to point it out to some friends who asked me about it and a local tour guide standing near by started telling us about Constantine and Roman...More

Thank Nigel W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a superb statue located by the fantastic York Minster. It's a really good statue and shows Constantine with sword in hand reposing on a chair,it's a great statue to a very important Roman Emperor. Constantine was proclaimed emperor in this area in 306...More

Thank Neil K
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Easy to miss this but it is a great sculpture of a Roman emperor proclaimed in York, located near the Minster by the shopping streets.

Thank waldorf53
Reviewed 11 July 2018

The information plaque states that near this spot (not sure how they know?) Constantine was proclaimed Emporer in AD 306. One of his important achievements was establishing the religious foundations of Western Christendom - so a fitting place for his statue with Minster as a...More

Thank nnmercman
Reviewed 26 May 2018

Emperor Constantine was a very important ruler,there is a lot of history surrounding him. This statue of him is well crafted. You can see it when you visit the York Minster. If one is interested in history, look up the internet as there is a...More

Thank DilrukshiH
Reviewed 7 April 2018 via mobile

This statue has been erected to mark the fact that the Emperor Constantine, one of the greatest of the Roman leaders was crowned here in York (Eboracum). You will see it when you visit the Minster.

Thank df86
Reviewed 28 February 2018

Staying at The Dean Court hotel, highly recommended by the way as we opened our curtains on a morning this was the first thing we saw.

Thank PhilB505
Reviewed 19 February 2018 via mobile

Iconic. As the very place where the legendary Constantine was hailed Roman emperor (highest political position in the Western world at the time, so ruler of the known world), this statue commemorates a historical moment that marks York out. It is also spiritual as it...More

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Reviewed 4 February 2018

We often look at city centre statues of statesmen, generals etc without giving them much of a thought, and from an artistic perspective it would be easy to consider this one in the same mold. When you consider the historic importance of Constantine however, particularly...More

Thank johnhouston2
Reviewed 1 February 2018

Roman Emperor Constantine the Great was crowned in York in 306 AD and ruled the Empire for another 31 years. The statue sits in the Minster Yard and is another reminder of York's long history & Roman occupation.

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