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The best pictures of Thomas a Becket

Posted in Best pictures, Famous crimes, History, Religion, Saints on Wednesday, 6 July 2011

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The best pictures of Thomas a Becket are all depictions of the murder and martyrdom of  the most famous Archbishop of Canterbury. The first picture of Becket shows the knights brandishing their weapons as the Archbishop is trapped against a pillar in Canterbury Cathedral.

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The murder of Thomas a Becket by Henry II’s ruthless knights. Picture by Peter Jackson

The second picture of Thomas a Becket is a more formal historical painting of the priest and martyr standing before the altar gazing with imperious and episcopal disdain at his assailants.

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Thomas a Becket is murdered at the altar in Canterbury Cathedral by John Cross

The third picture of Thomas a Becket shows a violent assault taking place, as the Archbishop lies wounded on the ground surrounded by the brutal knights.

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The brutal murder of Thomas a Becket

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