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    • British Cathedrals
    • St Pauls Cathedral
    • • St Pauls Cathedral, London, is a Church of England cathedral and seat of the Bishop of London. Its dedication to Paul the Apostle dates back to the original church on this site, founded in AD 604.• St Pauls sits at the top of Ludgate Hill, the highest point in the City of London.• The present church dating from the late 17th century was built to an English Baroque design of Sir Christopher Wren, as part of a major rebuilding program which took place in the city after the Great Fire of London, and was completed within his lifetime.
    • Memorials• The cathedral has a very substantial crypt, holding over 200 memorials, and serves as both the Order of the British Empire Chapel and the Treasury.• The cathedral has very few treasures: many have been lost, and in 1810 a major robbery took almost all of the remaining precious artefacts.• Christopher Wren was the first person to be interred, in 1723: on the wall above his tomb in the crypt is written,• "Lector, si monumentum requiris, circumspice" (Reader, if you seek his monument, look around you).
    • Canterbury Cathedral
    • • Canterbury Cathedral in Canterbury, Kent, is one of the oldest and most famous Christian structures in England and forms part of a World Heritage Site.• It is the cathedral of the Archbishop of Canterbury, leader of the Church of England and symbolic leader of the worldwide Anglican Communion.• Its formal title is the Cathedral and Metropolitical Church of Christ at Canterbury.
    • Christ Church Cathedral
    • Christ Church Cathedral• Christ Church Cathedral is the cathedral of the diocese of Oxford, which consists of the counties of Oxfordshire, Buckinghamshire and Berkshire.• It is also, uniquely, the chapel of Christ Church, a college of the University of Oxford.