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England

Take this tour and visit northern England’s Catholic past

From Durham Cathedral to York’s “Bar Convent,” the north part of England is a treasure trove of Catholics sites.

The secret “priest holes” of England

In Queen Elizabeth I's time, being a Catholic priest was a crime punishable by death... Helping one was almost as bad.

How Mary, Queen of Scots, fits into the Catholic history of Britain

New biopic, starring Saoirse Ronan, has a long backstory.

Holy treasures from Anglo-Saxon England

A new exhibit at the British Library in London sheds light on the Christian faith of early medieval England.

Vatican to return Thomas Becket’s bloody tunic to Canterbury Cathedral

The saint’s relic will be loaned to mark the 850th anniversary of his murder.

The oldest door in Britain is in Westminster Abbey

Constructed in the 1050s, it is the only piece of the original Westminster Abbey to remain.

The intriguing archaeological discoveries revealed by this year’s long, hot summer

Many mysterious marks emerged across the British countryside, belonging to ancient burial sites.

Discovering the history of Guernsey’s most unusual “Little Chapel”

How the creation of a visionary Christian Brother became one of the Channel Islands' most iconic destinations.

Canterbury stained glass discovered to date back to 12th century

Once presumed to be the work of Victorian restorers, the panels were found to date back to 10 years after Thomas Becket's martyrdom.

The haunting ruins of England’s great Catholic buildings

The skeletal remains of these sacred edifices recall a distant past