Hugh Thomson

Stormy sees

An ancient route from Southampton to Canterbury is being revived, to celebrate the 800th anniversary of the creation of Becket’s shrine

There are more than 100 cathedrals in England, Scotland and Wales of many different denominations (although I for one had been previously unaware of the Belarus Autocephalous Orthodox Church). But, wisely, Christopher Somerville focuses on those great galleons with which we are most familiar: the cathedrals that first rose up above the plains of England after 1066.

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