Introduction of Scarborough
Seaport and resort in North Yorkshire, 37 mi N of Hull, on the North Sea. Because of its location, a Roman watchtower was built in what was then a village, which actually dates from the Bronze Age. The village was chartered in 1181. The church here dates from 1198, and there is a 12th-century castle. George Fox (1624–91), founder of the Society of Friends, was imprisoned here.