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  Canterbury Cathedral - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Canterbury Cathedral is one of the oldest and most famous Christian structures in England.
It is the Cathedral of the Anglican Archbishop of Canterbury, the Primate of All England and leader of the Church of England.
A dark chapter in the history of the Cathedral was the murder of Thomas Becket in the north-east Transept on Tuesday 29 December 1170.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Canterbury_Cathedral   (1419 words)

 Canterbury Archaeological Trust - Canterbury Cathedral
Canterbury Cathedral's nave and south west transept were the scene of a major project by the Canterbury Archaeological Trust between 4th January and 29th April 1993 Excavations, in advance of re-flooring and the insertion of a new heating system, were conducted on behalf of the Dean and Chapter revealing a most remarkable sequence of structures.
The cathedral was badly damaged by fire on 6th December 1067 and saw no further construction work until Archbishop Lanfranc came to Canterbury in 1070.
From 1071-77 the rebuilding of the cathedral was underway.
www.hillside.co.uk /arch/cathedral/nave.html   (1201 words)

 Canterbury Cathedral- A Virtual Tour
The arrival of Lanfranc as Archbishop of Canterbury
Canterbury is the seat of the Primate of all England, the Archbishop of Canterbury.
Augustine of Canterbury, who baptized King Ethelbert of Kent in 597 C.E. and consecrated his church in Canterbury to Christ sometime around 602 C.E. Christ's church was built upon the foundations of an earlier church.
faculty.de.gcsu.edu /~dvess/ids/medieval/canterbury/canterbury.shtml   (3185 words)

 Archives   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Canterbury Cathedral Archives is now administered under the terms of partnership agreements between the Dean and Chapter, Kent County Council and Canterbury City Council, and forms part of the Kent Archives Service.
N.B. The archives of the Archbishops of Canterbury are held at Lambeth Palace Library.
These records are accessible to the public in a searchroom (run jointly with the Cathedral Library) adjacent to the Cathedral.
www.canterbury-cathedral.org /archives.html   (133 words)

 Canterbury Stained Glass   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
A Celtic church was established in Canterbury during the Roman occupation but, following the departure of the Roman legions in the 5th century and the reconquest of the region by Jutes and Saxons, Christianity was displaced by the old pagan religions.
Pilgrimages to Canterbury, and most other English shrines, waned in the mid 16th century after Henry VIII dissolved the monasteries and confiscated their properties.
A measure of the immense popularity of the Canterbury pilgrimage is evident from the fact that twenty-six wagons were required to haul away the confiscated gold, jewels and other treasures that had been donated to the shrine.
www.sacredsites.com /europe/england/canterbury_cathedral.html   (443 words)

 The Cathedral Church of Christ at Canterbury   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Cathedral House, 11 The Precincts, Canterbury, Kent, England, CT1 2EH.
The Cathedral Church was founded in 597 AD by St Augustine whose original cathedral lies beneath the floor of the nave.
The cathedral became a place of pilgrimage in the middle ages and Geoffrey Chaucer set his famous Canterbury Tales about pilgrims on their way to the shrine of the murdered Archbishop of Canterbury, Thomas Becket.
www.canterbury.co.uk /cgi-bin/buildpage.pl?mysql=303   (462 words)

 Canterbury Cathedral   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Though perhaps not as famous as Westminster Abbey, in the middle ages the Cathedral of Canterbury was the seat of the most powerful archbishop in England (despite the constant challenges from the Archbishops of York).
The current cathedral, with the exceptions of the nave and the central and north-west towers, is the product of the extensive repairs begun shortly after 1100 - a construction that was directed for the first several years by the Frenchman William of Sens and then by the William the Englishman.
It is this characteristic that is unmistakenly Perpindicular, and distinguishes Canterbury from earlier Norman cathedral architecture.
wso.williams.edu /~dredmond/cathedrals/canterbury   (462 words)

 Canterbury Cathedral | Museum/Attraction Review | Canterbury | Frommers.com
Frankly, the exterior of the cathedral is more impressive than the interior, which is surprising since this is the mother church of Anglican Christianity and the seat of the Archbishop of Canterbury.
The cathedral is noteworthy for its medieval tombs of royal personages, such as King Henry IV and Edward the Black Prince.
The cathedral stands on spacious precincts amid the remains of the buildings of the monastery -- cloisters, chapter house, and Norman water tower -- which have survived intact from Henry VIII's dissolution.
www.frommers.com /destinations/canterbury/A25071.html   (728 words)

 Archived conservation news articles on Canterbury Cathedral
Thomas Becket, Archbishop of Canterbury, is murdered in Canterbury Cathedral.
Hadrian's Wall, the Tower of London and Canterbury Cathedral are among the landmarks which already hold the accolade, chosen by the United Nations.
Canterbury Cathedral was the home of the Church of England, a state religion that itself had fluctuated between Protestantism and Catholicism for years before...
conservation.mongabay.com /news/Canterbury_Cathedral.htm   (2304 words)

 TimeRef - History Timelines - Canterbury Cathedral
Canterbury Cathedral was the location in 1170 where Archbishop Thomas Becket was murdered by four knights who mistook King Henry II's outburst at Becket's defiance against him as a request for the death of the Archbishop.
After the Norman conquest the cathedral was completely rebuilt by Archbishop Lanfranc (1070) and his successor Anselm (1093) and all remnants of the Saxon church were removed.
Edward (I) at the age of fifteen travels from Portsmouth with his mother and the Archbishop of Canterbury to marry Eleanor of Castile the half-sister of the King Alfonso X of Castile.
www.btinternet.com /~timeref/hpl271.htm   (1383 words)

 Chaucer Scriptorium: Canterbury Cathedral   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
In the easternmost reach of the cathedral stands an addition from the early 13th-century, the Corona or "Becket's Crown," just beyond the Trinity Chapel, where the great shrine of the martyr stood from 1220 until the Reformation.
Medieval pilgrims always returned home with some sort of proof of their journey to a particular shrine, be it the scallop from Compostela, the Keys of Peter and Paul from Rome, or the Virgin and Child from Walsingham.
From Canterbury they returned with a badge of St. Thomas's head, or, as pictured, an ampulla containing a drop of his blood.
www.wsu.edu:8080 /~hanly/chaucer/canterbury.html   (391 words)

 Canterbury Cathedral
Canterbury Cathedral is one of the oldest and most famous Christian structures in England, it is the Cathedral of the Anglican Archbishop of Canterbury, the Primate of All England and leader of the Church of England.
The Cathedral's first Archbishop was St. Augustine, previously Abbott of St. Andrew's Benedictine Abbey in Rome, he was sent to England by Pope Gregory the Great, arriving in 597 AD.
Critical to the history of the Cathedral's buildings was the murder of Thomas Becket in the Cathedral on Tuesday 29th December 1170, the second of four murdered archbishops (see also Alphege).
www.christian-t-shirts.co.uk /canterbury-cathedral.php   (1393 words)

 GO BRITANNIA! TRAVEL GUIDE: Canterbury - Britannia's Magical History Tour
Move on toward the east end of the cathedral and you'll next come to the high altar area in the magnificent presbytery, followed by the place where the Shrine of St.
Much of Canterbury's early past had been covered over by layers of time, but was exposed after the German bombings of World War II destroyed about a third of the old city.
Not much is known about specific events in Canterbury until 597, when Pope Gregory dispatched Augustine (not to be confused with the other Augustine, the fourth century St. Augustine of Hippo, who wrote "Confessions" and the "City of God") and other monks to England to convert the heathen Saxons to Christianity.
www.britannia.com /travel/magical/magic17.html   (963 words)

 SAC Games
Following a major fire at the original cathedral in 1174, the monks at Canterbury used the revenue from the many pilgrims visiting the shrine and relics of St Thomas to create the first Gothic cathedral in England.
The rebuilding and reconstruction continued during the following century and ensured that at the end of the Middle Ages, Canterbury Cathedral was one of the noblest churches in Christendom.
The King is represented by King Henry IV whose body was laid to rest in the cathedral in 1413 next to Joan of Navarre, his wife, who died in 1437.
www.sac-games.com /canterbury-cathedral.asp   (200 words)

 CANTERBURY CATHEDRAL - A part of KENT RESOURCES   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Canterbury is not a large city and the sheer bulk of the Cathedral almost seems out of proportion with its surroundings.
This site is about the history of the Cathedral as it relates in particular to the City of Canterbury and the people who have been associated with it through the ages.
The Dean and Chapter of Canterbury Cathedral have very kindly sanctioned the use of the pictures in this section that were taken in and around The Cathedral.
www.digiserve.com /peter/cc.htm   (397 words)

 Case Study - Canterbury
One of the world's preeminent choral ensembles, The Canterbury Cathedral Choir (see tour web site), returned to North America for the first time in five years in April, 1999, to make a highly successful fifteen-day commercial tour of the U.S. and Canada.
Master of the Choristers David Flood conducted a workshop and open rehearsal for regional choristers during the Choir's weekend in Atlanta at the Cathedral of St. Philip.
Despite Canterbury's global name recognition and stature in the choral realm, nothing could be left for chance as the tour was heading to some of the most competitive markets.
www.stewartgrp.com /cs_canterbury.html   (849 words)

 Sutton Hoo
Historical sources record that the Saxon cathedral was burnt down in a terrible fire in 1067 and was rebuilt by the new Norman Archbishop Lanfranc whose plan forms the basic outline of much of the cathedral that we see today.
In the second phase, the cathedral was extended to a basilican form (as shown in the cross hatching), while in the final 11th century phase it takes a symmetrical form, with apses at both ends.
The earlier history of the cathedral is scanty, but it is tempting to assign the second phase to Arch-bishop Wulfred (805-32) and the subsequent rebuild to Archbishop Oda (942-58).
www.cix.co.uk /~archaeology/hilites/canter.htm   (977 words)

 Tour of Canterbury Cathedral   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Within days of the murder of Archbishop Thomas on Tuesday, 29 December 1170, miracles began to be reported at the martyr's tomb in the crypt of Canterbury Cathedral.
The pilgrims brought great revenues to Canterbury which the monks used to rebuild the cathedral and increase its size, in order to accommodate the pilgrim traffic and to glorify the saint.
And of course the popularity of Canterbury as a destination for pilgrims inspired Geoffrey Chaucer to compose one of the greatest works of English literature: the Canterbury Tales.
www.loyno.edu /~letchie/becket/tour   (275 words)

 Canterbury Cathedral
The choir at the east end of the cathedral was rebuilt after the fire of 1174 and in the late 1370's a new nave was begun.
The cathedral is the mother church of Anglican Christianity and especially renown because of the murder in the cathedral of Archbishop Thomas Becket in 1170.
This central tower of the cathedral was completed in 1496, replacing a Norman tower tower with a steeple; it is built of brick and faced with stone.
www.bluffton.edu /~sullivanm/canterbury/cathedral.html   (419 words)

 Canterbury: A unique virtual walk around this ancient city
It's August 2005, Canterbury has been undergoing a considerable amount of reconstruction in the last three years, and the Canterbury Tour has changed to reflect the rebuilding.
If this is your first visit, be sure to see the page on Navigating the Canterbury Tour.
You may also enjoy: Canterbury - a Tourist's Guide, a not very serious history of the City.
www.hillside.co.uk /tour   (207 words)

 Canterbury - Wikimedia Commons
en: Canterbury is a town in the county of Kent in the southeast of England.
Rectory of the Blackfriars, Canterbury Cathedral in the background
Canterbury Cathedral and municipal coat of arms seen from Butchery Lane
commons.wikimedia.org /wiki/Canterbury   (122 words)

 KENT RESOURCES: Canterbury Cathedral   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
It looks vast although in reality, from this point, it is only possible to see about half of its total length of around 540 feet (depending on whether you count buttresses or not).
Fortunately, despite the bombing of Canterbury in the Second World War, the Cathedral did survive.
I have seen a 1975 estimate that gave the cost of building a Cathedral of this size as £100million.
www.digiserve.com /peter/cath_p.htm   (159 words)

 Canterbury: Cathedral Gate Hotel - Traveler Reviews - Happy Memories - TripAdvisor
Those of you who are film buffs must buy the video of Canterbury Tales, made during the Second World War of an Amercan visiting the area.
Interesting views of bombed out Canterbury with the Cathedral intact with a meeting by the American serviceman (not an actor) in the cafe beneath Cathedral Gate.
The doors were slanty, the floors were uneven, yet our room was clean, nicely decorated and the view of the Cathedral at night was like staying in a fairy tale.
tripadvisor.com /ShowUserReviews-g186311-d214925-r1768913-Cathedral_...   (865 words)

 Canterbury Cathedral - Sightseeing National Shopping at dooyoo.co.uk
I was in Canterbury in early May to attend a conference at Kent University, but I couldn’t very well come all this way and not visit the Cathedral.
I will make it clear from the outset that I am not religious; this was not a pilgrimage, but more an opportunity to indulge my love of history and my growing respect for architecture.
Well, first things first - we were quite lucky when we went to Canterbury Cathedral: we were shown round by my cousin, who works for the Cathedral itself.
www.dooyoo.co.uk /sightseeing-national/canterbury-cathedral   (288 words)

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