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The [[city]] of '''Canterbury''' is located in south-east [[England]] in the [[county]] of [[Kent]].  It has been a place of prominence in the [[Anglican church]] for centuries, being the seat of the [[Archbishop of Canterbury]], head of the [[Church of England]].
 
The [[city]] of '''Canterbury''' is located in south-east [[England]] in the [[county]] of [[Kent]].  It has been a place of prominence in the [[Anglican church]] for centuries, being the seat of the [[Archbishop of Canterbury]], head of the [[Church of England]].
  
Canterbury was immortalized as the [[pilgrim]]age destination in [[Chaucer]]'s ''[[Canterbury_Tales|Canterbury Tales]]''.
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The murder of [[Thomas Becket]] there led to Canterbury becoming a popular [[pilgrimage]] destination, as immortalised in [[Chaucer]]'s ''[[Canterbury_Tales|Canterbury Tales]]''.
  
The city has an ancient history spanning back to prehistoric times.
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The city has an ancient history spanning back to prehistoric times, and has visible remains from the [[Roman Empire|Roman]] period onwards.
 
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Latest revision as of 15:37, 10 February 2012

The city of Canterbury is located in south-east England in the county of Kent. It has been a place of prominence in the Anglican church for centuries, being the seat of the Archbishop of Canterbury, head of the Church of England.

The murder of Thomas Becket there led to Canterbury becoming a popular pilgrimage destination, as immortalised in Chaucer's Canterbury Tales.

The city has an ancient history spanning back to prehistoric times, and has visible remains from the Roman period onwards.