Thomas a Becket

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n 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:

She undressed Thomas `a Becket, stripping him of everything, and put the tow-linen shirt on him.
"The Tragedy of Pudd'nhead Wilson" by Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
This was Thomas a-Becket, a man memorable for the great glory and the bitter reproaches he has met with from posterity.
"The Works of the Right Honourable Edmund Burke, Vol. VII. (of 12)" by Edmund Burke
There is a legend, too, that the four knights who murdered Thomas a Becket made this house their rendezvous.
"The Automobilist Abroad" by M. F. (Milburg Francisco) Mansfield
MURDER OF THOMAS A BECKET.
"Notes and Queries, Number 208, October 22, 1853" by Various
In this cloister stood a chapel built by Gilbert, father of Thomas a Becket.
"The History of London" by Walter Besant
It is impossible to imagine King Henry speaking of Thomas a Becket as the padre.
"A Padre in France" by George A. Birmingham
Becket, a, Thomas, 96.
"As I Remember" by Marian Gouverneur
Here is the famous Bicester Priory, founded in the twelfth century through the influence of Thomas a Becket.
"England, Picturesque and Descriptive" by Joel Cook
Becket, Thomas a, 111.
"The Cathedrals of Southern France" by Francis Miltoun
Thomas a Becket's chapel, Norwich, 240.
"Norfolk Annals A Chronological Record of Remarkable Events in the Nineteeth Century, Vol. 2" by Charles Mackie
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In news:

Thomas A' Becket parish moves into new building.
Thomas A' Becket parish moves into new building.
"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.
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