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Canterbury, England

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Canterbury is where Saint Augustine, who revived christianism on the islands, started building an abbey in 597. Since then, it has been the mother church of the Church of England. In 1170, archbishop Thomas Becket was murdered in his cathedral at the instigation of king Henry II. After Thomas Becket's fast canonization in 1173, pilgrims began to pour into town. Canterbury's rising fortunes prompted the construction of the current cathedral. The first major Gothic cathedral built in England, the impressive and evocative Canterbury Cathedral is considered one of the masterpieces of Gothic religious architecture. It sits in a mostly pedestrian medieval old town enclosed within moats. The Canterbury Cathedral is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

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West gate to the medieval town. Canterbury,  Kent, England, United Kingdom ( color) Man standing in a rowboat, old town moat. Canterbury,  Kent, England, United Kingdom ( color) Moat surrounding the medieval town and church. Canterbury,  Kent, England, United Kingdom ( color) Half-timbered house, canal, and rowboat. Canterbury,  Kent, England, United Kingdom ( color) Cathedal Gate and monument. Canterbury,  Kent, England, United Kingdom ( color) Christ Church Gate (Cathedral precincts main entrance). Canterbury,  Kent, England, United Kingdom ( color) Canterbury Cathedral: portal, nave and crossing spire. Canterbury,  Kent, England, United Kingdom ( color) Central tower and south transept, Canterbury Cathedral. Canterbury,  Kent, England, United Kingdom ( color) Great Cloister and Canterbury Cathedral nave and crossing spire. Canterbury,  Kent, England, United Kingdom ( color) Cloister gallery, Canterbury Cathedral. Canterbury,  Kent, England, United Kingdom ( color) Memorial Book of Names, a page of which is turned daily  in the St Michael Chapel, Canterbury Cathedral. Canterbury,  Kent, England, United Kingdom ( color) Nave, built in the Perpendicular style, Canterbury Cathedral. Canterbury,  Kent, England, United Kingdom ( color) Altar, soaring arches of the Nave, and stained glass, Canterbury Cathedral. Canterbury,  Kent, England, United Kingdom ( color) Central crossing, Canterbury Cathedral. Canterbury,  Kent, England, United Kingdom ( color) Aisle, Canterbury Cathedral. Canterbury,  Kent, England, United Kingdom ( color) Quire of Canterbury Cathedral, the longest of any English Cathedral, and musicans. Canterbury,  Kent, England, United Kingdom ( color) Altar of Sword's Point, site of Thomas Beckett martyrdom, Canterbury Cathedral. Canterbury,  Kent, England, United Kingdom ( color) Rowboat, River Stour, Guildhall (former Holy Cross church). Canterbury,  Kent, England, United Kingdom ( color) Beaney Institute. Canterbury,  Kent, England, United Kingdom ( color) Old Weavers house dating from 1500. Canterbury,  Kent, England, United Kingdom ( color) Canterbury Cathedral with people strolling on precincts. Canterbury,  Kent, England, United Kingdom ( color) Wide view of Canterbury Cathedral from the South. Canterbury,  Kent, England, United Kingdom ( color) Great Cloister gallery, Canterbury Cathedral. Canterbury,  Kent, England, United Kingdom ( color) Man sitting in the Nave of the Canterbury Cathedral. Canterbury,  Kent, England, United Kingdom ( color) Altar and Nave, Canterbury Cathedral. Canterbury,  Kent, England, United Kingdom ( color) String quartet rehearsing in the quire of Canterbury Cathedral. Canterbury,  Kent, England, United Kingdom ( color) Warrior's Chapel with colours of the Princess of Wales Royal Regiment, Canterbury Cathedral. Canterbury,  Kent, England, United Kingdom ( color) Graves, Canterbury Cathedral. Canterbury,  Kent, England, United Kingdom ( color)
All the 28 color pictures of Canterbury, England are on this page

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