The simple curving lines of the Mary Rose Museum contrast with the ornate carvings on the stern of HMS Victory in the historic dockyard area in Portsmouth, England.The Mary Rose was a 16th-century warship that sank abruptly in 1545 during an engagement with the French.The former Benedictine abbey was the richest in northern England; it was destroyed on orders of Henry VIII during the "Dissolution of the Monasteries" in the 16th century.The Merchant Adventurers' Hall was one of the most important buildings in medieval York.
Sections of the cathedral continue to undergo restoration.
The majority of the structure was built in 1357; its Great Hall was where merchants gathered to conduct business and socialize, while its Undercroft served as a hospital and almshouse for the poor.
The Merchant Adventurers today no longer conduct mercantile activities but are a charitable group.
Substantial portions of York's city walls have been preserved.
Although the Romans first constructed walls around the city (which they called Eboracum), most of the current walls date to medieval (12th-14th century) times.