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Thomas Becket and Canterbury

Thomas Becket and Canterbury

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Published by Jonathan Chen
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Published by: Jonathan Chen on Feb 14, 2012
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Also known as Saint Thomas of Canterbury
 
& Thomas of London
y
 
Son of a prosperous London merchant
y
 
W
ell-educated
y
 
12
th century chancellor and archbishop of Canterbury
y
 
E
ngaged in conflict with Henry II of 
E
ngland over the rights & privileges of theChurch
y
 
Assassinated in Canterbury Cathedral on
29
 December
1170
by four knights that believedthat the king wanted Becket out of the way
y
 
Canonized in
1173
 
y
 
V
enerated as a saint & martyr by boththe Catholic Church and the AnglicanCommunion
y
 
Becket·s shrine in Canterbury Cathedral isone of the most popular pilgrimage sites in
E
ngland
y
 
V
oted the
2
nd "worst" person in Britishhistory in a
2006
poll carried out by the BBC
 
 
 
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