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Canterbury

Canterbury is the location of Dr. Strong’s school and Mr. Wickfield’s place of business and residence.

Canterbury is located in the county of Kent, in the South East of England. It is a beautiful city manifestly steeped in history. Its city wall, for example, was founded in Roman times and rebuilt in the 14th century.

In 1170, Archbishop Thomas Becket was murdered in the cathedral, making Canterbury one of the most important Christian locations in Europe: many people would make an annual pilgrimage to Becket’s shrine. Such a pilgrimage became the basis for Geoffrey Chaucer’s 14th century collection of stories, The Canterbury Tales