Thomas a Becket

  1. (Roman Catholic Church) archbishop of Canterbury from 1162 to 1170; murdered following his opposition to Henry II's attempts to control the clergy (1118-1170)
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  • November 24th, 2008 at 7:41 am goodman armstrong creek school district spalding county ga school system nyc school calander thomas a becket school bandys high school football kuldetitir Says: Matthew Yglesias » Articles
  • The angry King took possession of the revenues of the archbishopric, and banished all the relations and servants of Thomas a Becket, to the number of four hundred. A Child's History of England
  • Thus, this Vision of Piers Plowman indicates the existence of a popular spirit which had been slowly but steadily increasing -- which sympathized with Henry II. and the priest-trammelling "Constitutions of Clarendon," even while it was ready to go on a pilgrimage to the shrine of Thomas à Becket, the illustrious victim of the quarrel between Henry and his clergy. English Literature, Considered as an Interpreter of English History Designed as a Manual of Instruction
  • So Thomas à Becket, in quarreling with the King, had protected his own murderers. An Island Story: A History of England for Boys and Girls
  • The next altar on the epistle side is the altar of priests, dedicated to St. John Nepomucene, whose incorrupt tongue in a reliquary is shown in the upper painting (I don't know the technical term in English for this part of the altar; in German it is the "Auszug"), flanked by Saints Anselm of Canterbury and Thomas a Becket. Neuzelle Abbey
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