Canterbury is a beautiful medieval town with a great Cathedral. St. Augustine, the first Archbishop of Canterbury, founded a church there in 597. The cathedral became a major pilgimage site after Knights loyal to King Henry II murdered Thomas a Becket as he prepared to say evening prayers on December 29, 1170.
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The excellent speech, given on 21 January 2010 by Ben Alonso, Vice President of student activities at the University of Kent, about the much-loved 100-year old Westgate Hall in Canterbury. Don’t miss the sting in the tail by Councillor John Gilbey at the end of the video. City of Canterbury budget 2010−2011 on Wikipedia: en.wikipedia.org Westgate Hall webpage: www.canterbury.co.uk Westgate Hall on Wikipedia: en.wikipedia.org