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Kent. In Anglo-Saxon times it was the capital of the Kingdom of Kent; St Augustine became the first Archbishop of Canterbury after converting King Æthelberht of Kent to Christianity in 597. It became the most important place of pilgrimage in England after the murder of Archibishop Becket in 1170. The City of Canterbury is now a local government district, including Herne Bay and Whitstable as well as the historic city.
LGBT historyChristopher Marlowe was born in Canterbury.
There was a Canterbury CHE Group. in 1979 Ken Condon, a schoolteacher, was the convener.
The National LGBT Health Summit was held in Canterbury in 2012.
- http://www.pinknews.co.uk/2016/06/21/police-lock-down-street-after-window-of-uk-gay-bar-shot-out/ Nick Duffy, "Police lock down street after window of UK gay bar ‘shot out’", Pink News. 21 June 2016.