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Bayeux, Osbert de (fl. 1120–1184), ecclesiastic and suspected murderer, was a nephew of Archbishop Thurstan of York (d. 1140). An archdeacon named Osbert occurs in the 1120s; if this was Osbert de Bayeux then he must have been promoted as archdeacon, presumably by his uncle, at an early age. As ...

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Fitzurse, Reginald (d. 1173x5), one of the murderers of Thomas Becket, was the son of Richard fitz Urse and his wife, Maud, the daughter of Baldwin de Boullers, lord of Montgomery. Although not of the standing of his fellow murderers Hugh de Morville (d. 1173/4)...

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Morville, Hugh de (d. 1173/4), one of the murderers of Thomas Becket, was the son of an elder Hugh de Morville (d. 1162) and Beatrice de Beauchamp. He was a member of a notable Anglo-Scottish baronial family, and, according to Benedict of Peterborough...

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Tracy, William de (d. in or before 1174), one of the murderers of Thomas Becket, was probably the son of Turgis de Tracy, a member of a Norman family with strong connections with Maine, where another Turgis, probably William's grandfather, had been William the Conqueror's...