Category Archives: Kent

The Lathes Of Kent

Kent has a set of unique internal territorial divisions named “Lathes”. The word lathe may derive from a Germanic root meaning “land” or “landed possession”, possibly connected with the Greek word latron “payment”. These unique divisions appear to have originated in … Continue reading

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Kent Day

The county day of Kent is May 26th, the feast day of Augustine, first Archbishop of Canterbury. A founder of the English Church, considered the “Apostle to the English” and acknowledged as the patron saint of Kent, he landed on … Continue reading

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Kent Flag

The flag of Kent was included on the registry from its inception. The design of a white horse rearing on its hind legs has been associated with the county for over a thousand years. Tradition holds that the first Germanic … Continue reading

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