Dark Tales In The Canterbury Cathedral
There are a number of gruesome stories associated with the Canterbury Cathedral. I found myself contemplating why this door wasn't used and if there wasn't some dark secret behind it.
One of the stories I really enjoyed was the tale of the dean, his "cousin" and the cook.
It is said the dean of Canterbury had his "cousin" come for a stay. The cook noticed that the dean and cousin seemed too familiar to be family and placed a poker in the cousin's bed to see if she was really spending the night in her own bed. Come morning, the poker was not moved so the cook was certain the dean was up to no good.
To resolve this impropriety, she poisoned them both. The cook's crime was discovered and she was buried alive for her troubles. Years later 3 men discovered the remains of the cook. They all died within the year. It is said that the cook still haunts the cloisters. If you feel a tap on your shoulder you are certain to die. Let that be a lesson to you. Always check your bed for pokers and never cross an uptight cook.
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August 7th, 2011
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