The Beverley Sanctuary Book 1478 – 1539 contains the names of 493 people who came to Beverley from all over the country seeking sanctuary. Beverley was designated a town with the ‘right of sanctuary’ by King Athelstan in about 938. It was dissolved in 1540.

Read Martyn Kirby’s book ‘Sanctuary. Beverley – a town of refuge’ here >

Image: © The British Library Board, Harley MS 4292