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YORK, STATUTE OF. The name of an English statute, passed 12 Edw. II., Anno Domini 1318, and so called because it was enacted at York. It contains many wise provisions and explanations of former statutes. Barr. on the Stat. 174. There were other statutes made at York in the reign of Edw. III., but they do not bear this name.

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After the Yorkist line seized power the Erdington memorial was damaged by the son of Sir Thomas de Erdington.
An explanation of this apparent time lapse is to be found in the events leading up to the Battle of Towton itself, especially those of the `pe last zere' (line 65), during which the Yorkist lords are said to have `l[a]bord' for the good of the nation.
Margaret's second marriage to a young Stafford was happy; they trod very carefully, keeping in with a Yorkist king.
Yorkist jumped the penultimate flight with a big advantage which stretched to 10 lengths by the line.
And a Yorkist member of the cavalry, in medieval costume riding a shire type horse, has been spotted by some ghost hunters.
The fighting of that bitterly cold day in March 1461 marked the resurgence of the Yorkist cause and established Edward IV as king.
Barbara Harris' aristocratic wives in Yorkist and Early Tudor England assisted their husbands as guardians, agents, and executors, and Gunda Barth-Scalmani's peasant, artisan, and bourgeois wives in Salzburg were involved in joint decision making over marital property.
He told Andrew his daughters would not be required to represent the Queen and sacked their bodyguards - a fair epitaph to Yorkist pretension.
1460: Lancastrian forces inflicted a crushing defeat on a heavily outnumbered Yorkist army at the Battle of Wakefield, killing their leader Richard, Duke of York - though the Yorkists would recover to win the decisive Battle of Towton just three months later.
They subsequently supported a Yorkist pretender to the throne, and signed treaties with the kings of Spain and France.
Above, the replica 'Steam Elephant' at the Beamish Open Air Museum in Co Durham; right Elizabeth I and courtiers watching a play at Kenilworth Castle; Above, a young re-enactor in 16th century dress at the Weald and Downland Open Air Museum in Sussex; below, a Yorkist knight from the Wars of the Roses.
In 3 Henry VI, the Lancastrian king is taken prisoner by Yorkist sympathizers who also happen to be gamekeepers.