Legendary novelist C.S. Lewis has been honoured with a memorial stone in Poets' Corner at London's Westminster Abbey.

The writer, best-known for creating The Chronicles of Narnia, was remembered in a ceremony at the cathedral on Friday (22Nov13), exactly 50 years after his death at the age of 64.

A memorial honouring Lewis was placed in a section of the building known as Poets' Corner, where literary figures such as Jane Austen, Elizabeth Gaskell and Ted Hughes have floor stones.

Several hundred people, including family, friends and former students of Lewis, turned out for the event.

Lewis' death on 22 November, 1963 received minimal media attention because it happened on the same day U.S. President John F. Kennedy was assassinated in Dallas, Texas.