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York Minster. Yorkshire. England

York Minster is the see of The Archbishop of York, 3rd in the heirarchy of The Church of England. On the death of his father, Constantine became Emperor of Rome in AD 306 on the site of the Minister. Constantine was the first Roman Emperor to adopt Christianity. After his proclamation of religious freedom in 314, Eboracum, the Roman name for York, had its first bishop. A church has stood on this site since 627. Building started on the present Minster in 1220 and was completed in 1472.