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Priest’s House

Issued in 2009, No 8 is one of three buildings in Palace Street commissioned by the owners. Built in 1250 probably for the Rector of St Alphege Church next door, below. The saint is one of four Archbishops killed in Canterbury.

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Priest’s House
on Canterbury Priest’s
1 of 3 on Balthazar mould with darker colourway and
the name of Priest’s House

 Marked an Historic Building of Kent, the front is actually Victorian - from another house in Canterbury dated 1888. The first floor with its overhang dates back to the late 1400s.

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 The Priest’s House is left of St Alphege Church dated 1070. The latter is a Canterbury study centre.

The Canterbury Tales
Geoffrey Chaucer’s greatest work is in Middle English, mainly in verse.Thirty pilgrims meet by chance at the Tabard Inn, London and ride together to Thomas Becket’s shrine. On the way they tell stories such as The Knight’s Tale of courtly love, the ribald anecdotes of The Miller’s Tale and The Wife of Bath’s Tale about her five husbands. A real snapshot of medieval customs, Chaucer appears more interested in the tales than the pilgrimage.

 Above Chaucer, 1340-1400, in 1500 Ellsmere manuscript as a pilgrim.He was one of the first and best of storytellers in the English language.

 People are either amused or shocked by the gargoyles that clasp at their breasts!

 Pilgrims Leave Canterbury, detail of painting by George Horenbout c1520-30 in The British Museum, London.

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