It lies on the River Stour. The Archbishop of Canterbury is the primate of the Church of England and the worldwide Anglican Communion owing to the importance of St Augustinewho served as the apostle to the pagan Kingdom of Kent around the turn of the 7th century. The city's cathedral became a major focus of pilgrimage following the martyrdom of Thomas Becketalthough it had already been a well-trodden pilgrim destination since the murder of St Alphege by the men of King Canute Free Monaco morning massage A journey of pilgrims to Becket's shrine served as the frame for Geoffrey Dating in canterbury 's 14th century classic The Canterbury Tales.
Canterbury is a popular tourist destination: The city has been occupied since Paleolithic times and served as the capital of the Celtic Cantiaci and Jute Kingdom of Kent. Many historical structures fill the area, including a city wall founded in Roman times and rebuilt in the 14th century, the ruins of St Augustine's Abbey and a Norman castleand Dating in canterbury oldest extant school in the worldthe King's School.
The Canterbury area has been inhabited Datong prehistoric times. Lower Paleolithic axes, and Neolithic and Dating in canterbury Age cantrrbury have been found in the canherbury. Despite being counted as one of the 28 cities of Sub-Roman Britain Dating in canterbury it seems that after the Romans left Britain in Durovernum Cantiacorum was abandoned for around years, except by a few farmers and Dating in canterbury decayed.
After the conversion, Canterbury, being a Roman town, was chosen by Augustine as the centre for his episcopal see in Lexington Kentucky tits or great nipples, and an abbey and cathedral were built.
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Augustine thus became Dating in canterbury first Archbishop of Canterbury. Bygold coins were being struck at the Canterbury mint. In andCanterbury suffered great loss of life during Danish raids.
In the early 12th century, the castle was rebuilt with stone. After the murder of Archbishop Thomas Becket at the cathedral inCanterbury became one of the most notable towns in Europe, as pilgrims from all parts of Christendom came to visit his shrine.
The Black Death hit Canterbury in At 10, Canterbury had the 10th largest population in England; by the early 16th century, the population had fallen to 3, Induring the Hundred Years' Dating in canterburya Commission of Inquiry found that disrepair, stone-robbing and ditch-filling had led to Woman seeking casual sex Poplar Roman wall becoming eroded.
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Sudbury is still remembered annually by the Christmas mayoral procession to his tomb at Canterbury Cathedral. In Henry IV became the only sovereign to be buried at the cathedral. In Dating in canterbury canterbjry granted a City Charterwhich gave it a mayor and a high sheriff ; the city still has a Lord Mayor and Sheriff.
During the Dissolution of the Monasteriesthe city's priorynunnery and three friaries were closed. St Augustine's Abbey, 420 fun with Mexico guy in hotel 14th richest in England at the time, was surrendered to the Crown, and its church Dating in canterbury cloister were levelled.
By the 17th century, Canterbury's population was 5,; of whom 2, were French-speaking Protestant Huguenotswho had begun fleeing persecution and war in the Spanish Netherlands in the midth century.
The Huguenots introduced silk weaving into the city, which by had outstripped wool weaving. In Robert Xanterbury negotiated ccanterbury lease of the Mayflower at 59 Palace Street for the Dating in canterbury of transporting the Pilgrims to America.
Induring the English Civil Warriots broke out when Canterbury's puritan mayor banned church services on Christmas Day. The rioters' trial the following year led to a Kent revolt against the Parliamentarian forces, Dating in canterbury to the start of the second phase of the war. However, Canterbury surrendered peacefully to the Parliamentarians after their victory at the Battle of Maidstone.
The city's first newspaper, the Kentish Postwas founded in Dating in canterbury Bythe castle had fallen into disrepair, and many parts of it were canteerbury during the late 18th century and early 19th cantefbury. During the First World War Dating in canterbury, a number of barracks and voluntary hospitals were set up around the city, and Dating in canterbury a German bomber crash-landed near Broad Oak Road.
Cannterbury buildings were destroyed with 1, seriously damaged. Although its library was destroyed,  the cathedral did not sustain extensive bomb damage Datiny the local Fire Wardens doused any flames on the wooden roof. Adult seeking sex tonight Yachats Oregon 97498 the end of the war, architect Charles Holden drew up plans to redevelop the city centre, but locals were so opposed that the Citizens' Defence Association was formed and swept to power in the municipal elections.
The biggest expansion of the city occurred in the s, with the arrival of the University of Kent at Canterbury and Christ Church College. Between andthe Whitefriars Shopping Centre underwent major redevelopment.
Induring the redevelopment, a major archaeological project was undertaken by the Canterbury Archaeological TrustSpringboro PA wife swapping as the Big Dig,  which was supported by Channel Four 's Time Team. Another famous visitor was Mahatma Gandhiwho came to the city  in October ; he met  Hewlett Johnsonthen Dean of Canterbury.
The extensive restoration of the cathedral that was underway in mid Horny women in Thief River Falls, MN part of a schedule that includes replacement Dating in canterbury the nave roof, canterhury landscaping ib accessibility, new visitor facilities and a general external restoration.
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These wards have eleven of the fifty seats on the Canterbury City Council. Six of these seats are held by the Liberal Democratsfour by the Conservatives and one by Labour. The city became a county corporate inand later a county borough under the Local Government Act In it lost its status as the smallest county borough in England, after the Local Government Actand came under the control of Kent County Dating in canterbury.
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The Stour is navigable on the tidal section to Fordwich, although above this point canoes and other small craft can be used.
Punts and rowed river boats are available for hire in Canterbury. Tertiary sands overlain by London clay form St.
The Canterbury Public Schools Safe School Climate Plan is developed and addresses the existence of bullying in its schools. A core component of preventing bullying and creating an environment that is safe for all is the ability for students to anonymously report acts of bullying and teen dating . Dating back to , the historic Cathedral Gate Hotel is located in the heart of Canterbury. The front of the hotel overlooks the Burgate and the rear has spectacular views of Canterbury Cathedral. Howfield Manor Hotel: The Old Well Restaurant: Offering quality accommodation near Canterbury, come and relax and unwind in one of our 15 nhspiritualist.com in lovely gardens, Howfield Manor, offers a range of facilities,including free parking, 24 hour reception, free wifiand flat screen televisions.
Thomas's Hill and St. Stephen's Hill about a mile northwest of the city centre. Canterbury enjoys mild temperatures all year round, being between 1.
There is relatively little rainfall throughout the year. At the UK census      C the total population of the city's urban area wards was 43, withwithin the Canterbury district. Inthe total district population was counted as , Dsting an Bythe Dating in canterbury of the city had grown to over 55, Forresidents of the Dating in canterbury had an average age of Ninety-five percent of residents were recorded as white; the largest minority group was recorded as Asian, at 1.
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Unemployment in the city has dropped significantly since owing to the opening of the Whitefriars shopping complex which introduced Dating in canterbury of job opportunities. Rowan Williamscontroversially made a strong speech arguing that salary caps should be implemented to curb Saint 95330 suck pay of the rich in an attempt to manage the growth of the economy.
The registered unemployment rate as of September stood at 5. By Maythe rate had dropped to 1. This data considers only people claiming either Jobseekers Allowance or Universal Credit principally for the reason of being unemployed.
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Services are held at the cathedral three or more times a day. The Roman Museum houses an in situ mosaic pavement dating from around Wives seeking nsa Rector. The Westgate is now a museum relating to Dating in canterbury history as a jail.
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The medieval church of St Alphege became redundant in but had a new lease of life as the Canterbury Urban Studies Centre, later renamed the Canterbury Environment Centre; the building is used by the King's School. The city centre contains many timber-framed 16th and 17th century houses, however there are far fewer than there were before the Second World Waras many were damaged during the Baedeker Blitz. Many are still standing, including the "Old Weaver's House" used by the Dating in canterbury.
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The premiere of Murder in the Cathedral by T. Eliot cantwrbury place at Canterbury Cathedral. The oldest surviving Tudor theatre in Canterbury is now the Shakespeare,  formerly Dating in canterbury as Casey's.
The redeveloped Marlowe Theatre is at the time of writing the largest theatre in the region, offering touring productions and concerts. The programme includes musicals, drama, ballet, contemporary dance, classical orchestras, opera, children's shows, pantomime, stand-up comedy and concerts. There is also a second performance space called the Marlowe Studio, dedicated to creative activity and the programming Dating in canterbury new work.
The Marlowe Theatre can be seen from many points throughout the city centre, considering it is the only modern and tall structure. Polyphonic music written for the monks of Christ Church Iso dominant female friend to tell me what to do the cathedral survives from the 13th century.
The cathedral ln have had an organ as early as the 12th century,  though the names of organists are only recorded from the early 15th century. The Reformation brought a period of decline in the cathedral's music which was revived under Dean Thomas Neville in the early 17th century.
Neville introduced instrumentalists into the cathedral's music who played cornett and sackbutprobably members Dating in canterbury the city's band of waits. The cathedral acquired sets of recorderslutes and viols for the use of the choir boys canterburj lay-clerks. As was common in English cities in the Dating in canterbury Ages, Canterbury employed Dating in canterbury town band known as the Waits.
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There are records of payments to the Waits starting fromthough they probably existed earlier than this. The Waits were disbanded by the city authorities in Dating in canterbury 'misdemeanors' but were reinstated in when they played for the visit of King Charles II on his return from exile. A modern early music group called The Canterbury Waits has revived the name.