Belated Birthday Bash: Part 1 – The Black Prince and an Archbishop

Jane Risdon

Canterbury Cathedral (c) Jane Risdon 2015Canterbury Cathedral (c) Jane Risdon 2015

Last weekend I had a couple of wonderful surprise birthday treats.

I’ll share my experiences with you and I hope you enjoy the photos and snippets to go with them.

My youngest brother organised this one – the other treats will follow next time.

The first of which was a fab day out at Canterbury Cathedral where one of our ancestors was once Archbishop of Canterbury and the last pre-reformation Archbishop.

William Warham Archbishop of Canterbury William Warham Archbishop of Canterbury (c) Jane Risdon 2015

His name was William Warham (1503-1532)

Archbishop Warham (c) Jane Risdon 2015Last Pre-reformation Archbishop William Warham 1503-1532 (c) Jane Risdon 2015

We spent a number of hours looking around the Cathedral which is a World Heritage Site.

in AD 597 missionaries from Rome converted the King of Kent to Christianity.

Augustine, leader of the mission, was consecrated as Archbishop and his cathedra (official seat) was established at Canterbury.

The Cathedral has been…

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One thought on “Belated Birthday Bash: Part 1 – The Black Prince and an Archbishop

  1. Thanks so much for re-blogging my Canterbury visit (part 1) – I am thrilled you enjoyed it so much. Do check out Part 2 also and let me know what you think. I am really lucky in that my siblings love history and science as well as me and so I get to go to all manner of lovely places with them for my birthdays. I have blogged about them all, including Ely, Lewes, Rye and various National Trust houses and gardens…with photos and lots of historical info. So do take a look if you have time and let me know what you think….I am not just a crime writer after-all! Thanks so much, I am thrilled you enjoyed the post. Do come back soon. Have a fab week 🙂

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