Queen Bertha's tomb in St Martin's Church

Date:
1893
Location:
St Martin's Church, Canterbury, Kent
Reference:
BB73/00023

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Description

Bertha (539-c. 612) became the queen of Kent following her marriage to King Ethelberht of Kent. She was canonized as a saint because of her influence in establishing Christianity in Anglo-Saxon England. She established St Martin's as her private chapel. St Martin's is credited as the oldest church in the English-speaking world.

This is a copy negative produced from OP25151.

Content

This is part of the Series: RBO01/23 Early Photographic Print Collection: Kent; within the Collection: RBO01 Early Photographic Print Collection

Rights

Source: Historic England Archive

People & Organisations

Photographer: James Valentine And Sons Limited

Keywords

Early Medieval Tomb, Early Medieval Church

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