A Yorkshireman Makes Good
The ancient English city of York has enjoyed a long and illustrious history spanning two millennia. Founded by the Roman governor of Britain, Quintus Petillius Cerialis, in a. d. 71, it lies at the junction of two great rivers – the Ouse and Foss – and quickly grew from a garrison town into a major northern city of the Roman Empire. The second century Spanish emperors, Trajan and Hadrian, knew the place. The third century African Princeps, Septimius Severus, died there, and in the fourth century, Constantine the Great was proclaimed the western Augustus by his troops within its walls.