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Meeting Rupert in Canterbury and some history lessons on England — 1 Comment

  1. A really great site – thank you so much for posting the photos and info on the Canterbury Heritage Museum, which was closed when I visited two weeks ago (I was told it is open on certain occasions, so probably worth phoning). I learnt a lot about the city’s history, and was also fascinated by the Mary Tourtel and Rupert Bear info. I paid a brief visit to St Martin’s church, but had no idea that the grave of such a famous illustrator/author was there, so next time will surely pay my respects. I’ve just ordered two of the late (tragically disgraced at the end of his celebrated career) William Mayne’s adventure stories set in the King’s School, “A Swarm in May” (1955) and “Choristors’ Cake” (1956), which will add to my understanding and appreciation of this amazing city. So much to see, discover, enjoy and explore. Can’t wait for my next visit. A brilliant medieval writer to bear in mind is John of Salisbury, who wrote some of the earliest and finest poetry relating to Canterbury in the mid-12th century (“Entheticus” Part 2 – “Canterbury and its angel” – partly available via Google Books.)