Thomas a Becket


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Noun1.Thomas a Becket - (Roman Catholic Church) archbishop of Canterbury from 1162 to 1170Thomas 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)
Church of Rome, Roman Catholic Church, Roman Church, Western Church, Roman Catholic - the Christian Church based in the Vatican and presided over by a pope and an episcopal hierarchy
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The white child's name was Thomas a Becket Driscoll, the other's name was Valet de Chambre: no surname--slaves hadn't the privilege.
``By the bones of Thomas a Becket,'' answered De Bracy, ``the Lady Rowena must have heard that I cannot endure the sight of women's tears.''
Here St Thomas A Becket Roman Catholic Primary School, Mottisfont Road, Abbey Wood, London, SE2 9LY, is put into focus to show its scores in relation to other schools in the area.
The Hungarian relic of St Thomas a Becket is displayed during a ceremony at Westminster Cathedral in London
1170: Thomas a Becket, Archbishop of Canterbury, was murdered in his own cathedral by four knights, believing they were acting on Henry II's orders.
Thomas a Becket | 1170: Thomas a Becket, Archbishop of Canterbury, was murdered in his own cathedral by four knights, believing they were acting on Henry II's orders.
St Martin's of Tours was built for the aristocrats, St Mary's for businessmen, while St Thomas a Becket was for commoners.
1170: Thomas a Becket, Archbishop of Canterbury, was murdered in his own cathedral by four knights believing they were acting on Henry II's orders.
From the very moment that Thomas a Becket, Archbishop of Canterbury, was murdered in his cathedral in December 1170, his place of burial became a place of pilgrimage.
On Tuesday we remember Thomas a Becket who was murdered in Canterbury Cathedral.
Crowds jeered as pupils from Thomas A Becket Middle School, in Worthing, West Sussex, were named the winners of the athletics tournament between them and four other schools in the town.
Her funeral takes place next Monday (December 15) at 2pm at St Thomas a Becket Church, Stanningfield Road, Gt Whelnetham (nr Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk).