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Canterbury is an historic city in east Kent in South East England.

Canterbury is the seat of the Archbishop of Canterbury, the spiritual leader of the Church of England and the most senior bishop in the Anglican Communion. The cathedral became a major site of pilgrimage after the murder and subsequent burial there of the medieval archbishop Thomas Becket.[Citation Needed]

Geoffrey Chaucer's Canterbury Tales, the first major literary work written in the English language, is a collection of tales told by pilgrims on their way to Canterbury.