Cathedral is one of the greatest monuments to Christianity in the UK.
cathedral boasts some of the finest church architecture in the country, built
from stone imported from Caen in Normandy.
A church and cathedral has stood
on the site for over 1,400 years.
The first Archbishop of Canterbury was
St Augustine who arrived in Kent as a missionary in 597 AD.
arrival he was given a church in Canterbury by King Ethelbert.
Bishop, Augustine established his seat or "cathedra" as the first Archbishop
Between 1070-1077 the cathedral was rebuilt by Archbishop
One of the most famous Archbishops of Canterbury was Thomas
Becket who was murdered in his cathedral in 1170.