Legacy of Puritan vandals still challenges Canterbury Cathedral

In the 1640s, followers of Oliver Cromwell vandalized Canterbury Cathedral, especially stained glass windows overlooking the tomb of Edward, Prince of Wales, known as the Black Prince. The decay continues to this day, causing concern to those charged with maintaining the cathedral.

After the original windows were destroyed, clear, glass windows were installed allowing UV rays to fade the colors of paintings around the tomb. Now experts hope to slow the deterioration with the installation of a huge blind.