Reminiscing in the Parlor : Leisurely Viewing Stereographs
Staircase of King's School, Canterbury Cathedral, Kent, England
August 1875
Good, Frank Mason, 1839-1928
Print Size:
6.75 x 3.25
One stereograph of the Staircase of King's School, Canterbury Cathedral, Kent, England. The photograph shows the Norman built staircase. The back has an applied paper with the name and title of the photograph, as well as the photographer's name, Framk M. Good, and the handwritten initials of the owner. M. F. H. took a European tour in July and August of 1875, traveling from Belgium to Switzerland, Italy, France, England and Scotland. From other stereographs, it is clear this is from that trip.
The King's School is a British independent school situated in Canterbury, Kent. It is a member of the Headmasters' and Headmistresses' Conference and the Eton Group. The school is co-educational and has boarding and day pupils.

The school is often claimed (e.g. in the Guinness Book of Records) to have been founded in AD 597 by St. Augustine, 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 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. The school is located within the Precincts of Canterbury Cathedral and St. Augustine's Abbey.
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