Canterbury Cathedral. The western crossing, with a view of the fan vaulting in the “Angel Steeple.”

Canterbury Cathedral. The western crossing, with a view of the fan vaulting in the “Angel Steeple.”

Steps worn by the passing centuries of pilgrims feet…and knees

Steps worn by the passing centuries of pilgrims feet…and knees

The Nave, Canterbury Cathedral built in the late gothic Perpendicular style, 1480's

The Nave, Canterbury Cathedral built in the late gothic Perpendicular style, 1480’s

Thomas Becket was Archbishop of Canterbury from 1162 until his murder in 1170

Thomas Becket was Archbishop of Canterbury from 1162 until his murder in 1170

Canterbury Cathedral is one of the oldest Christian buildings in England and one of the great pilgrimage sites of Europe in the medieval times.