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Sunday, March 7, 2010

Mosaic Monday: Canterbury Cathedral

For this week's Mosaic Monday I'd like to show you some of my photos from the Canterbury Cathedral in Canterbury, Kent,UK. taken about 2 years ago.

St. Augustine was sent by Pope Gregory the Great in 597 as a missionary to the Anglo-Saxons.
Augustine  then founded the cathedral in 602.
 One of  the most pivotal points in the history of the Cathedral was the murder of Thomas Becket in December of 1170 by the knights of Henry II.
Henry had frequent disagreements with Archbishop Becket and as the story goes, was said to have exclaimed in frustration "Who will rid me of this turbulent priest?"
Henry's knights took it seriously and murdered Becket in his own cathedral.
Of course, Hollywood had to put it's own spin on the story and in 1964 the movie "Becket"  previewed with Richard Burton as Becket and Peter O'Toole as Henry II.

 

  
 Thanks for joining me for Mosaic Monday, I hope you enjoyed my history lesson.....please hop on over to Mary's at Little Red House to view all the great mosaics.
As always, you comments are dear to my heart. 

11 comments:

ellen b. said...

Loved seeing these images. The last time I was there was in l973!

Shelia said...

Hi Lenore! Nice photos! We were in England a few months ago. It was so very cold and snow was everywhere.
Thank you for popping in to see me.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Katie@LeBeauPaonVictorien said...

Thanks for sharing these photos! I love the images..I've never traveled to Europe and I always enjoy seeing such beautiful places!

TinyBear said...

I love those photos Lenore - I was there last summer. Such a beautiful place
~ Tina
ps: I know exactly what you been about a new computer - that´s why it has taken me so long... :D

the cardigan-inn said...

oh, brings back memories! I love it there.

Maggie B said...

Very interesting mosaics, I remember my parents taking me to Canterbury Cathedral when I was about 10.
Thanks for the reminder of how interesting a place it is.
Happy MM
~Maggie~

A Garden of Threads said...

Great photos! Someday I may visit and see them for myself.

32˙North said...

Wonderful - I loved coming along and learning something new!

Vee said...

Beautiful cathedral and a very nice history lesson, too. I learned something today.

Lavender Cottage said...

Great mosaic with historical significance - thanks for sharing.

Natasha said...

My sister and her husband have just moved to Canterbury for a few months. I am not sure I will be able to visit them so this is a great tour for me!

Best wishes,
Natasha.