Sunday, 4 September 2016

United Kingdom: Canterbury Cathedral

Yesterday I got three postcards: one from the United Kingdom, one from France and one from Germany.

The card from the United Kingdom shows the Canterbury Cathedral. The Canterbury Cathedral was built in the 11th century. It is considered to be a masterpiece of Gothic architecture and is the cathedral of the Archbishop of Canterbury, leader of the Church of England. In 1170 Thomas Becket was murdered in the cathedral, starting a constant flow of pilgrims. The Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey Chaucer tell the story of such a pilgrimage in the 14th century. Since 1988 is the Canterbury Cathedral together with the St Augustine's Abbey and the St Martin's Church on the UNESCO World Heritage List. 


Stamp:
300th birthday of Lancelot "Capability" Brown (from set of eight) (issued 16-08-2016)


Thank You very much William!

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