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Answer 43. Along with three others, the Archbishop of Canterbury’s head was placed on a pole and paraded through the streets to Westminster Abbey.

The heads were then exhibited on London Bridge, the traditional site for traitors’ heads.



The peasants who beheaded the Archbishop were quickly caught and executed in their turn. The Archbishop’s body was buried in Canterbury Cathedral, but his head was removed from London Bridge and eventually found a different resting place.

HISTORIC LONDON: X MARKS THE SPOT. Question 44. Where is the Archbishop of Canterbury’s skull now?

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