St Nicholas Chantry Chapel—St Dunstan's Church

Canterbury, Kent England UK

Church of England (Anglican)

St Nicholas Chantry Chapel was added to the 15th century church around 1524. The chapel is the burial place of the Roper family. Margaret, St Thomas More's daughter, married William Roper and both are believed to be buried in the vault. Margaret bribed the man who was to throw her father's head into the Thames after it had been placed on London Bridge. Archeological investigations give credence to the vault being the burial place of More's head along with his daughter. The vault was opened in 1978 and a small lead casket with the remains of a skull was interred in a niche in the crypt wall. St. Dunstan's has been a place of pilgrimage since 1935 when St Thomas More was canonized.