Day Fifteen – Canterbury
Today the Charterhouse students went to Canterbury, home of the Church of England and focus of Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales (one of the first stories to be printed in England). We walked around the cathedral, site of the gruesome murder of Thomas Beckett in 1170AD and saw the colourful miracle windows whilst being serenaded by a choral concert. As the mother church of the Church of England Canterbury is a placed steeped in rich history having been a monastery until Henry VIII’s dissolution of the monasteries and a functioning cathedral since then.
Having learnt about the Cathedral the students had a chance work on their independence by purchasing their own lunch and having some time to explore the beautiful city on their own. Many of the staff and students enjoyed an ice cream in the sunshine as well as the history of the cathedral.