King's School, Canterbury
The school originated as a medieval cathedral school, and it is often claimed to have been founded in AD 597 by St. Augustine, therefore making it the world's oldest extant school. This is based on the fact that St. Augustine founded an abbey (within the current school's grounds) where it is known that teaching took place. When the dissolution of the monasteries occurred in the reign of Henry VIII, the school was refounded as The King's School, Canterbury.
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King's School on Map
Sight Location: Canterbury, England (See walking tours in Canterbury)
Sight Type: Attraction/Landmark
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Walking Tours in Canterbury, England
Tour Duration: 1 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 0.8 Km or 0.5 Miles
Saint Augustine arrived in Canterbury in 597 to convert the Anglo-Saxons to Christianity. The... view more
Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.7 Km or 1.7 Miles