TR1557 : South east transept stained glass, Canterbury Cathedral

near to Canterbury, Kent, Great Britain

South east transept stained glass, Canterbury Cathedral
South east transept stained glass, Canterbury Cathedral
This stained-glass window is from 1958, located in the south-east transept. The Hungarian artist Ervin Bossanyi was a refugee from fascism who came to England in the 1930s. He drew upon the folk art of his homeland for inspiration. The title "Salvation" was particularly appropriate as he himself had fled from intolerance and oppression. It depicts Christ freeing the captive from a prison, the padlock of which has the Nazi swastika as its keyhole. (Too small to be clearly seen in this photograph).
Canterbury Cathedral
The Cathedral's history goes back to 597AD when St Augustine, sent by Pope Gregory the Great as a missionary, established his seat (or 'Cathedra') in Canterbury. In 1170 Archbishop Thomas Becket was murdered in the Cathedral and ever since, the Cathedral has attracted thousands of pilgrims, as told famously in Geoffrey Chaucer's Canterbury Tales.

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Saturday, 30 March, 2013   (more nearby)
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Saturday, 6 April, 2013
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Canterbury Cathedral 
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OSGB36: geotagged! TR 1509 5790 [10m precision]
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OSGB36: geotagged! TR 1509 5791
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