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The murder of Thomas a Becket in Canterbury Cathedral

Posted in Architecture, Famous crimes, Historical articles, History, Law, Religion, Royalty, Saints, Weapons on Saturday, 21 November 2015

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Everything in this dramatic picture focuses on the radiant and threatened figure of Becket, the famous prelate whose pious and political life was famously cut short by those notorious four knights, who may well have misunderstood Henry II’s murmurings on the need to get rid of “this meddling priest”. The mitre gleams yellow, the cross casts a shadow, the candelabrum crashes to the ground as will Becket a moment later.

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The murder of Thomas a Becket in Canterbury Cathedral by Peter Jackson

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