y Also known as Saint Thomas of Canterbury & Thomas of London y Son of a prosperous London merchant y Well-educated y 12th century

chancellor and archbishop of Canterbury y Engaged in conflict with Henry II of England over the rights & privileges of the Church y Assassinated in Canterbury Cathedral on 29 December 1170 by four knights that believed that the king wanted Becket out of the way y Canonized in 1173 y Venerated as a saint & martyr by both the Catholic Church and the Anglican Communion y Becket·s shrine in Canterbury Cathedral is one of the most popular pilgrimage sites in England y Voted the 2nd "worst" person in British history in a 2006 poll carried out by the BBC

Thom as Becke t and Cante rbury

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