The former ecclesiastical capital of England, Canterbury has been the witness to many major events in English history, including Bloody Mary`s order to burn nearly 40 victims at the stake, Richard the Lion-Hearted returned this way from crusading, and Charles II passed through on the way to claim his crown. Ancient walls, originally built by the Romans, encircle its medieval centre with cobbled streets and timber-framed houses. Canterbury Cathedral, founded 597 A.D., is the headquarters of the Church of England and Anglican Communion, incorporating Gothic and Romanesque elements in its stone carvings and stained-glass windows. The city is also famous due to the association with the Canterbury Tales, a collection of stories written by Geoffrey Chaucer in the 14th century. Nowadays many tourists come to see the Canterbury Cathedral.
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