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date: 23 October 2020

Becket, Thomas [St Thomas of Canterbury, Thomas of London]locked

(1120?–1170)
  • Frank Barlow

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Becket, Thomas [St Thomas of Canterbury, Thomas of London] (1120?–1170), archbishop of Canterbury, was a London merchant's son who rose to be royal chancellor then archbishop, only to be murdered in his cathedral church. His posthumous reputation as a saint and martyr, with enduring thaumaturgical powers, was considerable throughout western Christendom, and in ...

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