interior...except for this shot, of course
Saint Michael's Chapel
I went to bed last night without scheduling this post to publish. And now I'm not quite so annoyed with myself for getting it up later than usual, because I just finished reading Mike's 'A Bit About Britain' post in which Stephen Langton is also mentioned. Be sure to catch that post about Magna Carta.
(Saint Michael's Chapel)
Memorial Chapel for the Royal East Kent Regiment
Stone Stairway, worn down from centuries
of pilgrims on their way to Trinity Chapel
which used to contain the shrine of Saint Thomas.
The Thomas Becket Candle
For the story of Thomas Becket and King Henry II, the BBC has a good summary. It was written by an associate producer of Simon Schama's A History of Britain, so I figure it's possibly more reliable than Wikipedia, and besides, I love that series. Who doesn't like Simon Schama.
On the sign:
"The candle burns where the shrine of St. Thomas of Canterbury
stood from 1220 to 1538 when it was destroyed by order of King Henry VIII"
And a few more photos of the interior of Canterbury Cathedral:
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