Energetic subjective interpretation in Mark's trademark syle of the facade of the beautiful York Minster, York's cathedral church, also known as St Peter's
The first Christian church on the site dates to around 627, the first Archbishop of York being recognised by the Pope in 732. A stone Saxon church survived Viking invasion in 866 but was ransacked by William the Conqueror's forces in 1069. William appointed his own Archbishop, Thomas, who by the end of the century had built a great Norman cathedral on the site.
The present Gothic-style church was built over 250 years, between 1220 and 1472.