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If only the Canterbury Cathedral could talk there would be so many things to here about It has been through two fires the murder of Thomas Becket a war and numerous unknown incidences Becket involved deeply with Canterbury died because of his beliefs in his churchThe Canterburys first stones were laid in 597 when Augustine arrived from Rome with a party of Monks to baptize King Ethelbert of KentWright 11 The cathedral has been through two fires The first of which happened in 1067Wright 11 It took the people seven years to rebuild the cathedralWright 11 Canterbury Cathedral in 1174 again sees misfortune as windblown sparks catch between the roof and ceiling joistWright 11 This time the rebuilding takes ten years but each time the rebuilding occured slight changes take place in the layout of the building and this is what caused the cathedral we see todayWright 11 the Canterbury Cathedral is located in the city of KentCanterbury 1 The city of Kent is located near the Stour River Canterbury 1 This river made access to the Canterbury Cathedral readly available to those desiring to attend the well resounded churchThomas Becket was well known at the Canterbury Cathedral for many reason One of them was his administration skills and that was why he became the Archdeacon at CanterburyThe Story Behind Thomas a Becket 1-2 King Henry II helped Thomas get elected to the position as Archbishop so that he would have some say in church mattersMorgan 103 Soon after Thomas was elected in 1162 by the monks of Canterbury he turned against Henry which made the King very angryMorgan 103 The conflicts caused serious problems for Thomas which caused him to flee England and relocate to France where he stayed for six yearsThe Story Behind Thomas a Becket 2 Then in 1170 while King Henry II was visiting France Thomas returned to England because it was Thomass desire to continue his quest for what he
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