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History of Canterbury, England

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Canterbury, England

Canterbury, historic town and surrounding city (local authority) in the administrative and historic county of Kent, southeastern England. Its cathedral has been the primary ecclesiastical centre of England since the early 7th century CE. The city, a district within the administrative county of Kent, includes the town of Canterbury, the surrounding countryside, and an area extending to the Thames estuary, including the seaside towns of Whitstable and Herne Bay.

The site of the town of Canterbury has been occupied since pre-Roman times... The town wall was built by the Romans about 200 CE and rebuilt in the Middle Ages; parts of it still stand. Of the six medieval entrances to the town, only Westgate survives...

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  • News 1475 - William Caxton printed his first copy of Chaucer's 'Canterbury Tales', which had been written in the late 14th century.

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  • News 1567 - Flemish weavers first arrived in Canterbury, fleeing from religious persecution.

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  • News 1645 - Archbishop of Canterbury William Laud was executed at the Tower of London, in January, having been accused of treason by the Long Parliament of 1640 and imprisoned.

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  • News 1790 - A hospital opened in Canterbury.

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  • News 1830 - The Canterbury and Whitstable Railway railway line was opened. It was finally closed in 1953.
    It is believed to be the first regular passenger steam railway in the world.
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  • News 1848 - St Augustine's College, Canterbury, a Church of England theological college was established.

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  • 1895 - Canterbury
    Canterbury, kan'ter-ber-e (anc. Durover'num or Dar ver"num; afterwards called Cantua'ria), a city, borough, and county of itself, in England, within...Read MORE...




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  • News  1475 - William Caxton printed his first copy of Chaucer's 'Canterbury Tales', which had been written in the late 14th century.

    http://www.visitoruk.com
  • News  1567 - Flemish weavers first arrived in Canterbury, fleeing from religious persecution.

    http://www.visitoruk.com
  • News  1645 - Archbishop of Canterbury William Laud was executed at the Tower of London, in January, having been accused of treason by the Long Parliament of 1640 and imprisoned.

    http://www.visitoruk.com
  • News  1790 - A hospital opened in Canterbury.

    http://www.visitoruk.com
  • News  1830 - The Canterbury and Whitstable Railway railway line was opened. It was finally closed in 1953.
    It is believed to be the first regular passenger steam railway in the world.
    http://www.visitoruk.com
  • News  1848 - St Augustine's College, Canterbury, a Church of England theological college was established.

    http://www.visitoruk.com
  • 1895 - Canterbury
    Canterbury, kan'ter-ber-e (anc. Durover'num or Dar ver"num; afterwards called Cantua'ria), a city, borough, and county of itself, in England, within... Read MORE...

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