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Creation Date

Spring 2024


Southwark Cathedral is an architectural, historical, and literary monument. Its original site dates back to a convent from as early as 660 AD. Initially established as St. Mary Overie by Norman knights in 1106, the cathedral has undergone several reconstructions after suffering fires in the 12th and 14th centuries. Reflecting a blend of Norman and Gothic architectural styles, remnants of its medieval architectural past are still visible in parts of the cathedral today. With a rich background as a place of hospitality and learning, the cathedral is still open to the community for regular services, tours, and education as part of the Anglican Church.

Course: ENG 412, Medieval Literature (Dr. Aaron Housholder)


Southwark Cathedral, architecture, convent, myth, Anglican, medieval