Geoffrey Chaucer

Chaucer has become one of England’s most famous poets. He is best known for The Canterbury Tales, which he wrote in the last decade of his life.

Cinque Ports

For England, what might be considered a unique confederation of medium-sized and small port towns was initiated in Edward the Confessor’s reign and is still valued by these urban communities today.

Hengest and Horsa

Whether or not Hengest and Horsa ever existed, the fact remains that they are part of the folk myths of Kent and are established characters in local and national stories of the past.

Battle of Crayford

A short entry in the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle documents a little-known event which took place in the mid fifth century, on the slopes above the modern-day town of Crayford.