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Canterbury, England, United Kingdom


Notes: Canterbury ˈkæntəˌbɹi is a city in east Kent in South East England and is the seat of the Archbishop of Canterbury, the Primate of All England, head of the Church of England and of the worldwide Anglican Communion.
Prehistoric and Roman history
There has been a settlement in Canterbury since prehistoric times. Bronze Age finds, and Neolithic round barrows have been discovered in the area; and before the Roman arrival Durovernon (British duro "fort", verno "swamp") was the most important settlement in Kent.
Canterbury (known in Latin as Durovernum Cantiacorum) became a Roman administrative centre: it lay at the junction of three roads from their ports of Regulbium (Reculver), Dubris (Dover) and Lemanis (Lympne); and it stood on what has become known as Watling Street. The city walls and one of the city gates remain.
Saxon and Norman history
The name Canterbury derives from the Old English Cantwarebyrig, meaning "fortress of the men of Kent". The bury element is a form of borough, which has cognates in words and place names in virtually every Indo-European and Semitic language, as well as others. For a fuller explanation, see under borough.
A Motte and Bailey castle was constructed in Canterbury by the Normans soon after the Norman Conquest, but this was soon replaced by the stone keep of Canterbury Castle which still stands today.
Religious significance
In 596 Pope Gregory the Great sent Augustine to convert England to Christianity. Since 431, when Pope Celestine I sent Palladius to convert the Irish to Christianity, this was the second papal mission, and King Aethelbert of Kent allowed Augustine to build a priory on the site of the present cathedral precincts in AD 597. He also built an abbey outside the city walls where he was buried: as were other early archbishops. Though St. Gregory had planned the division of England into two archbishoprics, one at London and one at York, Augustine's success at Canterbury explains how…


City/Town : Latitude: 51.2766, Longitude: 1.0747


Matches 1 to 1 of 1

   Last Name, Given Name(s)    Died    Person ID 
1 Bloom, Solomon Harris  28 July 1981Canterbury, England, United Kingdom I673470


Matches 1 to 13 of 13

   Last Name, Given Name(s)    Buried    Person ID 
1 van England, Hendrik IV  Canterbury, England, United Kingdom I96918
2 van Evreux Navarre, Johanna  Canterbury, England, United Kingdom I96822
3 von Franken, Bertha  Canterbury, England, United Kingdom I815558
4 von Franken, Emma  Canterbury, England, United Kingdom I815556
5 von Kent, Aethelberht I.  Canterbury, England, United Kingdom I815557
6 van Kent, Aethelbert I  Canterbury, England, United Kingdom I30214
7 von Kent, Aethelbert II.  Canterbury, England, United Kingdom I815549
8 von Kent, Eadbald  Canterbury, England, United Kingdom I815555
9 von Kent, Earconberht  Canterbury, England, United Kingdom I815553
10 von Kent, Edgiva  Canterbury, England, United Kingdom I795946
11 von Kent, Hlothhere  Canterbury, England, United Kingdom I869681
12 van Kent, Wihtred  Canterbury, England, United Kingdom I30229
13 von Kent, Wihtred  Canterbury, England, United Kingdom I815550


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