VIDEO: Medieval pageant will wend its merry way through city streets

The Medieval pageant takes place on Saturday

The third annual Canterbury Medieval Pageant will take place on Saturday.

Beginning at 11am, it commemorates Henry ll’s pilgrimage to Canterbury and public apology in 1174 following the murder of Archbishop Thomas Becket four years earlier.

It will finish at the Marlowe Theatre at about 12.30pm.

There are four scenes along the way:

11am: Westgate Parks by Tower House: The pageant starts here with an opening fanfare and a welcome speech from Henry II and his Queen, Eleanor.

Approx 11:30am: Rose Square: Novice monks, Henry II and Milites de Bec  accompanied by a fanfare written by a local music student.

Approx noon: The Buttermarket: Henry and Eleanor make an attempt at reconciliation.

Approx 12.30pm: Marlowe Theatre Forecourt: Fanfares and music signal for the Novice monks to take Henry away for his punishment.

The Canterbury Medieval Pageant is put on by the Canterbury Connected Business Improvement District which has made this video:


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