Canterbury – Chaucer 1

Pilgrims had been making their way to the tomb of St Thomas a Becket at Canterbury for more than two centuries, when Geoffrey Chaucer wrote the Canterbury Tales at the end of the 14th century.

Pilgrimages to Canterbury were so popular in the medieval era, that special hospices were built in the city to accommodate the travellers. The Hospital of St Thomas the Martyr of Eastbridge dates from 1176 and visitors can still see the undercroft, refectory and chapel where pilgrims slept, ate and prayed.

St Thomas Eastbridge Canterbury


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