The events will focus on Kent’s history as a key link between Britain and continental Europe and beyond that, the globe. Using the medieval cult of Becket and its pilgrimage trails, Kent in times of war, and Kent as a maritime county, it will explore multiple histories, cultures, and identities. From the responses of pilgrims, to the experiences of evacuees, refugees, Kent’s history will be examined in talks, workshops and discussions.
The School of History at the University of Kent, working in close partnership with Canterbury Cathedral Archives and Library and the Royal Engineers Museum, will shape events to be held in Canterbury and Gillingham.
Details about how to join this event will be available soon.