The Editor desires to express his thanks to all who
have helped him in the production of this volume,
more particularly to the Lord Mayor and City
Council of York, their town clerk and others who
assisted the writer of the article on the Social and
Economic History of the county by giving access
to their muniments and manuscripts.
Owing to the long illness and subsequent death
on 25 November 1910 of Mr. T. M. Fallow,
M.A., F.S.A., whose loss has been sincerely felt by
his many friends and those who appreciated his
thorough and scholarly work, the article on the
Religious Houses of the county had to be completed
by others. The Editor is responsible for the
revision and modification of Mr. Fallow's work
demanded by the exigencies of space, and for the
correction of the proofs.
The Editor is indebted to the Society of
Antiquaries for permission to reproduce a plan of
Pontefract Castle in their possession.