A fantastic photo taken by Sally Morton. Capturing the warm glow of the sun on the limestone of York Minster.
High in the gable of the South Transept is the Rose Window which is one of the best known stained glass windows in England. The story of The Rose Window begins in the 13th century. The stonework of the window dates from the building of the South Transept c1250. The glazing that can be seen today was conceived and produced c1515.The design of the outer panels contains two red Lancastrian roses, alternating with panels containing two red and white Tudor roses. This would suggest that the glass was inserted to illustrate and enforce the legitimacy of the new ruling house of Tudor. Learn more.. factsheet