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Sharing my birthday with Shakespeare

It still tickles me pink to know that I share my birth date with William Shakespeare. Sadly though his poetic skills didn’t wash off on me LOL

This statue of himself resides at Southwark Cathedral which I explored before I set off on my pilgrimage to Canterbury last month.

William Shakespeare in eternal repose at Southwark Cathedral

William Shakespeare in eternal repose at Southwark Cathedral

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August 11, 2017 Posted by | famous people of the uk, history of the uk, my life, places that I've been | , , , , , | Leave a comment

The Geoffrey Chaucer window in Southwark Cathedral

The Geoffrey Chaucer window in Southwark Cathedral. The window depicts pilgrims setting out from the nearby Tabard Inn (demolished in 1875) to Canterbury, as recalled in his Canterbury Tales.

The Geoffrey Chaucer window in Southwark Cathedral.

The Geoffrey Chaucer window in Southwark Cathedral.

Chaucer would have visited the church before his pilgrimage to Canterbury in 1368. One of the places I visited before I set off on my pilgrimage #inthefootstepsofChaucer last month. The volunteers at the church were just amazing, so helpful and interested in what I was doing.

Geoffrey Chaucer (c1340-1400)

August 10, 2017 Posted by | famous people of the uk, history of the uk, my life, places that I've been, Project 101, travel, walks in the uk | , , , , | Leave a comment

Across the bay…..

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A beautiful day looking towards Ramsgate

I recently followed the Way of St Augustine from Ramsgate to Canterbury. This was my view as I walked to Ramsgate for the start of my journey.

August 7, 2017 Posted by | my life, places that I've been, walks in the uk | , , , | Leave a comment