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Canterbury Cathedral, Becket's Shrine, Trinity Chapel. The candle on the floor marks the site of the medieval shrine of St Thomas Becket. This was the holiest site in medieval England, and a destination for countless thousands of pilgrims.

Canterbury Cathedral photo, Becket's Shrine, Trinity Chapel - The candle on the floor marks the site of the medieval shrine of St Thomas Becket. This was the holiest site in medieval England, and a destination for countless thousands of pilgrims.

Reblog from mediumaevum.tumblr.com: "The most popular shrine in England was the tomb of Thomas Becket at Canterbury Cathedral. When Becket was murdered local people managed to obtain pieces of cloth soaked in his blood. Rumours soon spread that, when touched by this cloth, people were cured of blindness/ epilepsy and leprosy. It was not long before the monks at Canterbury Cathedral were selling small glass bottles of Becket’s blood to visiting pilgrims."

mediumaevum: “ The most popular shrine in England was the tomb of Thomas Becket at Canterbury Cathedral. When Becket was murdered local people managed to obtain pieces of cloth soaked in his blood.

Thomas Becket

On this day December, the Archbishop of Canterbury, Thomas a Becket, was murdered in his own Canterbury Cathedral in Kent by four knights, believing they were acting on direct orders from King Henry III.

Well at least in this shot anyway, and boy did I get a stiff neck trying to take…

UNSECO World Heritage Site - Ceiling Canterbury Cathedral, Kent, England. Site of the martyrdom of Thomas Becket in

Memorial Book of Names, a page of which is turned daily  in the St Michael Chapel, Canterbury Cathedral. Canterbury,  Kent, England, United Kingdom

Memorial Book of Names, a page of which is turned daily in the St Michael Chapel, Canterbury Cathedral, England

Lovely Louth  - Lincolnshire, England with the medieval St James's,  it has the tallest spire of any medieval church in England at 295ft

Lovely Louth - Lincolnshire, England with the medieval St James's, it has the tallest spire of any medieval church in England at

Lichfield, Staffordshire, UK, with the medieval Lichfield Cathedral in the background, the only medieval cathedral with three spires in the UK

Lichfield, Staffordshire, UK, with the medieval Lichfield Cathedral, the only medieval cathedral with three spires in the UK

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