Facts in brief:
Country's principal religious center, immortalized in Chaucer's Canterbury Tales; badly damaged by Danes in 1011 and bombed during World War II; Protestants executed here under Mary I in the 1550s; weaving center in the 17th century; site of ruins of Roman walls and theater; cathedral begun in 1070; city has Norman walls also.
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