St. Thomas a Becket


  • WordNet 3.6
    • n St. 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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In literature:

Eighteen tales told by a company of pilgrims going to visit the shrine of "St. Thomas a Becket" at Canterbury.
"Character Sketches of Romance, Fiction and the Drama, Vol 1" by The Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D.
The church (St Thomas a Becket) has, with the exception of the tower (Perp.
"Somerset" by G.W. Wade and J.H. Wade
"The Evolution Of An English Town" by Gordon Home
He was a friend of Thomas a Becket, having previously been Prior of St. Saviour's, Canterbury.
"Bell's Cathedrals: The Abbey Church of Tewkesbury" by H. J. L. J. Massé
There is no building of special interest excepting the church, which is dedicated to St Thomas a Becket.
"Devon, Its Moorlands, Streams and Coasts" by Rosalind Northcote
Later, in the legends concerning St. Thomas a Becket, another form of the same fable appears.
"Bell's Cathedrals: The Cathedral Church of Rochester" by G. H. Palmer
St. Thomas a Becket, 448, 482.
"England, Picturesque and Descriptive" by Joel Cook
Becket, St. Thomas a, 54, 280, 282, 327.
"The Cathedrals of Northern France" by Francis Miltoun
Henry II, on a pilgrimage to the shrine of St. Thomas a Becket.
"The Jolliest Term on Record" by Angela Brazil
Perhaps a jarring note to its fine composition is the small porch, over which there is a chapel to St. Thomas a Becket.
"Cathedral Cities of England" by George Gilbert

In news:

"Fulfilling the Promise" is the name of the St Thomas A' Becket capital campaign launched in 2006 to raise funds for a new church building.