Thomas Becket

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Thomas Becket
Airchbeeshop o Canterbury
De Grey Hours f.28.v St. Thomas of Canterbury.png
Illumination frae an Inglis Beuk o Oors presentin a spiritit accoont o the murther o Becket, c. 1390, Naitional Leebrar o Wales
Appointed 24 Mey 1162
Installed 3 Juin 1162
Term endit 29 December 1170
Predecessor Theobald o Bec
Successor Richard o Dover
Ordination 1154 (deacon)
2 Juin 1162 (priest)
Consecration 3 Juin 1162
bi Henry o Blois
Personal details
Born 21 December c. 1119
Cheapside, Lunnon
Died (1170-12-29)29 December 1170
Canterbury Cathedral
Buried Canterbury Cathedral
Denomination Roman Catholic
  • Gilbert Beket
  • Matilda
Previous post Airchdeacon o Canterbury
Feast day 29 December
Veneratit in
Teetle as Saunt Beeshop an Martyr
Beatified 21 Februar 1173
bi Pape Alexander III
Canonized 21 Februar 1173
St Peter's Kirrk in Segni
bi Pape Alexander III
Attributes Sword, martyrdom, episcopal vestments
Patronage Exeter College, Oxford; Portsmouth; Arbroath Abbey; secular clergy
Shrines Canterbury Cathedral

Thomas Becket (/ˈbɛkɪt/; an aa kent as Saunt Thomas o Canterbury, Thomas o Lunnon,[1] an later Thomas à Becket;[note 1] 21 December c. 1119 (or 1120) – 29 December 1170) wis Archbishop of Canterbury frae 1162 until his murder in 1170. He is venerated as a saint an martyr bi baith the Catholic Kirk an the Anglican Communion. He engaged in conflict wi Henry II, Keeng of England, ower the rights an privileges o the Kirk an wis murdered bi followers o the keeng in Canterbury Cathedral. Suin efter his daith, he wis canonised bi Pape Alexander III.

Notes[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. The name "Thomas à Becket" isna contemporary, an appears tae be a post-Reformation creaution, possibly in imitation o Thomas à Kempis.[2]

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. Barlow "Becket, Thomas (1120?–1170)" Oxford Dictionary of National Biography
  2. Barlow Thomas Becket pp. 11–12