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Canterbury UK. Brief history and overview. Chaucer and Thomas Becket

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Canterbury UK

  1. 1. Canterbury,England
  2. 2. Welcome to Canterbury!
  3. 3. The University
  4. 4. ResidentsHas been inhabited since pre-Roman times. Augustineestablished his first Cathedral & Abbey around AD 600.
  5. 5. The Cathedral, St MartinsChurch and the ruins ofSt Augustines Abbey,are listed by UNESCO.
  6. 6. The stunning Cathedral…
  7. 7. A vibrant city with a warm and friendly atmosphere
  8. 8. Where is Canterbury?Canterbury is inthe far SouthEastern tip ofEngland. It isnear Londonand France.
  9. 9. Thomas BecketLived between 1118 – 1170He dared to say ‘No’ to King Henry 2nd.He argued over the rights and privileges of the Church.He was murdered by followers of the king inCanterbury Cathedral.
  10. 10. After his death, he was made a Saint. He is known asSaint Thomas of CanterburyHe is featured in Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales.In medieval times, pilgrims paid homage to him
  11. 11. Canterbury Tales Museumon St. Margaret’s StreetStep back in time to the Middle Ages!Join Chaucer and his pilgrims...
  12. 12. A cosmopolitan cityThe Whitefriars shopping centre.Plenty of specialist shops, restaurants, pubs and bars.The city has a unique charm.
  13. 13. CultureStrong focus on the arts. Many galleriesThe annual Festival attracts thousands of visitors.The Marlowe Theatre.
  14. 14. In the evening…Activities include: sport, discos, quizzes,karaoke and talent shows etc.
  15. 15. Excellent transport linksHigh-speed trains run regularly between Canterbury Westand London St Pancras. They take under an hour.Eurostar terminals and the Channel Tunnel are nearby.
  16. 16. Canterbury is in Kent, known as the ‘Gardenof England’ and is very beautiful!
  17. 17. East Kent120 miles of coastline and many beaches.Many water sports on offerThe seafood is fresh and good quality.A number of castles and forts nearby.
  18. 18. The endwww.dragon-class.com

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