Road to Canterbury

United Kingdom, 1952

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This great Roman thoroughfare was the path of the medieval pilgrims described in Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales. Evoking memories of Shakespeare and Dickens, the camera follows the road from St Paul’s Cathedral in London, through towns and villages and the Kentish orchards and hopfields to Canterbury Cathedral which St Augustine made the centre of Christianity in England nearly 1400 years ago.



David Eady

production company

London Film Productions

British Lion Films







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Subject categories

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → Cathedrals - Great Britain

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → Great Britain - Description and travel

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → Pilgrims and pilgrimages

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → Travel

Crafts & Visual Arts → Cathedrals - Great Britain


Documentary → Documentary films - Great Britain

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Cathedrals - Great Britain

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Christianity - Early church

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Philosophy and religion

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Pilgrims and pilgrimages

History → Canterbury (England) - Church history

History → Cathedrals - Great Britain

History → Christianity - Early church

History → Great Britain - History

History → History

History → Pilgrims and pilgrimages

Literature → Chaucer, Geoffrey, d.1400

Literature → English literature - History and criticism

Literature → Literature

People → Chaucer, Geoffrey, d.1400

Short films

Short films → Short films - Great Britain




16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)

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