The Canterbury Shakespeare Festival came to town with a new play, Magna Carta. Named after the seminal 1215 charter upon which the play focuses on, this newly written play draws Shakespeare’s 1623 play ‘The Life and Death of King John’ that famously omitted the famous...

Ciarán Barata-Hynes is the writer and main actor of the play Magna Carta which has recently been converted to stage at the Parrot Pub and the Ebury Hotel by the Canterbury Shakespeare Festival. He did his undergraduate studies at Falmouth Universit, reading English Lit...

March 1, 2020

Welcome to the last episode of InQuire’s History of Canterbury. After six episodes and two thousand years, there’s only one century and 1,400 words to go until you can forget you ever read them. This last episode looks at Canterbury in the twentieth century, where it e...

Marlowe’s Kit would be a great way to spend your Saturday night, not clubbing or drinking, but bonding and having a laugh trying to complete an escape room. It provides something different than other escape rooms, so go and built memories with friends! It would be perf...

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...

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 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 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...

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