Information on St. Thomas Becket, archbishop of Canterbury, also known as Thomas à Becket and St. Thomas of Canterbury. He was murdered in Canterbury Cathedral on 29 December 1170 by four of King Henry II's knights.
Catholic Encyclopedia: St. Thomas Becket
Biography of this martyr, also known as St. Thomas of Canterbury, where he was archbishop and where he was murdered in 1170.
Catholic Online: St. Thomas Becket
CatholicSaints.Info: Thomas a Becket
Illustrated, with links, and a reading from a letter by St. Thomas.
Edward Grim's Account of the Murder of Thomas Becket
From Vita S. Thomae, Cantuariensis Archepiscopi et Martyris. Grim was an eyewitness and, in fact, tried to stop the first blow.
The Life of S. Thomas, Martyr, of Canterbury
A medieval hagiography. From "The Golden Legend," by Jacobus de Voragine. William Caxton translation.
The Martyrdom of Saint Thomas Becket
Miniature from a fifteenth-century Flemish book of hours.
The Murder of Becket
Excerpt from a novel by Alfred Duggan.
Saint Thomas Becket
Entry for this bishop and martyr, from the book "Lives of Saints," published by John J. Crawley.
Thomas of Canterbury
Includes a digression on "benefit of clergy", and an excerpt from T.S. Eliot's "Murder in the Cathedral".
Todd Drain: St. Thomas Becket
Fairly lengthy biographical essay. With prayers.
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