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Canterbury Cathedral

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Title

Canterbury Cathedral

Subject

Description

A view of Canterbury Cathedral with surrounding buildings. This cathedral has a few very famous associations. It is the intended destination of the religious pilgrims traveling in Chaucer's "The Canterbury Tales." It is also the place where Thomas a Becket, the archbishop of Canterbury, was murdered during the 12th century reign of King Henry II (through an unfortunate misunderstanding between the king and his guards). Supposedly, the king's guards murdered the archbishop on the altar of the cathedral.
In this image you can see the southern side of the cathedral nave. To the left you can see the main facade.

Source

Ireland

Publisher

Date

Unknown

Contributor

Unknown

Rights

Under Copyright

Relation

Unknown

Format

Language

English

Type

Postcard

Identifier

PC-DS 100

Coverage

Unknown

Postcard Item Type Metadata

Card Title

Canterbury Cathedral

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Type of image

Printed Text (Front)

Canterbury Cathedral

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Printed Text (Back)

Canterbury Cathedral

JOHN HINDE ORIGINAL

THE SOUTH WEST VIEW, showing the Norman Eastern end of the Cathedral and the Gothic Nave, is that first seen by visitors to the mother church of the Anglican Communion as they come through the Christ-church gateway. The tomb of St. Thomas Becket, murdered in the Cathedral in 1170, and later his shrine in the Trinity Chapel, drew pilgrims from all over the world until 1538, when the shrine was destroyed by order of Henry VIII.

Produced by John Hinde for Cathedral Gifts Limited. Printed in the Republic of Ireland.

User-Added Text (Back)

June 23rd Sat.
I don't know if this is where Archbishop Michael hangs out - but thought you might enjoy seeing what [--] cathedral at Canterbury looks like. We were there today - took the train from London. About 1 1/2 hrs away. They have the exact spot marked where Thomas Becket was martyred. Lots of other interesting things too. We had our first real English lunch too - roast lamb & roast beef w/ Yorkshire pudding. Yesterday we took a trip to Oxford and spent hours walking through all the different colleges. It's a really beautiful town - lots of old buildings & churches. Canterbury & Oxford were rather peaceful compared to London - What a crush! Now it's sunny & hot and the sidewalks & buses are packed w/ people.
Twinkie

Ms. Anne Seed
397 College Avenue
Coalinga, California 93210
U.S.A.

Stamp (Yes or No)?

Price of Stamp

4 [pence]

Postmarked Yes or No

Postmark Location

South Kensington (London, England)

Postmark Date

1973-06-25

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Address

Ms. Anne Seed
397 College Avenue
Coalinga, California 93210
U.S.A.

Archivist's Comment

NH 2/4/2012
2.13.12 ktb: added "urban" to subject heading

Changed identifier number, gave subjects their own line, added "Cathedral" to subjects, capitalized words. MW 6/1/13

Edited by Hannah F. Linquanti (HFL) 4/24/14. Removed "Cathedral" and "Medieval" from the subject.

Collection

Citation

Cathedral Gifts Limited, “Canterbury Cathedral,” FSU Card Archive, accessed December 16, 2018, http://fsucardarchive.org/items/show/100.

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