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.
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