January 7, 2020

It’s the 1600s. After a chaotic Tudor century, the Scottish Stuart family are now in control. Canterbury was as multicultural as it is now, with over a third of the population made up of French and Dutch Protestant refugees. Given that its monastery had been destroyed...

November 29, 2019

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“Wait, what?”

That was my reaction and the reaction of countless other students on 11 May...

October 15, 2019

It’s the 1500s. After centuries of disease, invasion and several burnt cathedrals, Canterbury is back as a top-ranking English city; populous, rich and still a prime location for pilgrims from all over Europe. At the centre of all this was the cathedral (still in one p...

October 14, 2019

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 Image: Telegraph/James McNaught

On Sunday 22 September at the Labour Party Conference, Angela Rayner, Shadow E...

October 1, 2019

Welcome to episode four of InQuire’s History of Canterbury. Previously, we showed how the dramatic death of Archbishop Becket in 1170 changed Canterbury’s history forever and turned it into a European religious centre. This episode explores the rest of Canterbury’s med...

September 30, 2019

      Image taken from Lazix website

Nestled along Butchery Lane, in the shadow of the cathedral and hidden behind Jack Wills is Lazix Coffee House; undoubtedly Canterbury’s best café. Whether it be for the chilled friendly atmosphere, the amazing coffee, or t...

September 12, 2019

Evening, 29 December 1170.  Archbishop of Canterbury, Thomas Becket, is about to conduct prayers in the cathedral. Meanwhile, four knights are racing to Canterbury. What’s about to happen is the most important event in Canterbury’s history…

Thomas Becket wasn’t your usu...

August 7, 2019

Welcome to episode two of InQuire’s ‘History of Canterbury’. Previously, we explored Canterbury’s Iron-Age beginnings, its prospering under the Romans, and its decline after they left. Now we look at Canterbury over 150 years later, exploring its turbulent yet legendar...

July 24, 2019

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