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The Roman Amphitheatre in London was the scene of public executions, which would probably have included early British Christians.
This 4th-century mosaic from Roman Britain is one of the earliest representations of Jesus to be found anywhere in the world.
After the Romans left Britain, Celtic Christianity favoured remote but imposing natural settings such as Lindisfarne, in northeast England.
Rome was once again involved in Britain when St. Augustine came to Canterbury in 597, instructed by the pope to convert the English kings to Christianity.
Disagreements between Rome and British Christians came down mainly to Easter dates and standardizing the tonsure.
The stakes went higher [forgive the pun] during the Protestant Reformation and the public burnings that followed -- atrocities committed by both sides.
Methodism was one of the many Christian denominations that began in Britain and flourished around the world.
The 105th Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, is seen with former Secretary Kerry in 2017. More recently he officiated at the wedding of Meghan Markle and Prince Harry and then at the christening of their son, Archie.