Tag Archives: Cathedrals

The life and death of Doorkins Magnificat who put the Cat into Southwark Cathedral

The week between Christmas and New years is a strange one in the U.K. so many American and other tourists arrive and forget that they are in a foreign country and that having no national holidays since the summer, we … Continue reading

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Paying homage at the tomb of the Venerable Bede

If like myself you have anything like a passing history in old Anglo-Saxon history or even history itself, the works of Bede are something to behold. I always find it a bit boring I suppose that so many people think … Continue reading

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There but not there

Last week whilst in the Sussex town of Arundel, I unexpectedly came across a very moving art installation.  It is something I had heard about a few years ago and fleetingly throughout 2018 but for some reason had not expected … Continue reading

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Canterbury Cathedral:- The murder and martyrdom of Thomas Becket

Recently on the 29th December, a remembrance service was held in Canterbury Cathedral. The service is held every year as it has been for centuries, in memory of one of most dramatic and tragic figures of early Medieval English history, … Continue reading

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