Saint Thomas a Becket

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n Saint Thomas a Becket (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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Usage

In literature:

How the issue of this marriage was no other than the sainted Archbishop of Canterbury, Thomas a Becket {23}.
"The House of Walderne" by A. D. Crake
Thomas Becket~, the murdered Archbishop of Canterbury, who was canonised, that is, named a saint after his death.
"The History of London" by Walter Besant
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