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St THOMAS-BECKET

Christian Saint

Also known as THOMAS-À-BECKET

Famously strong-willed and grumpy Archbishop of Canterbury and Martyr.

"Who will rid me of this turbulent priest?" screamed King Henry II, and knights seeking favor rushed off and stabbed Thomas at the altar. The event can be found in just about every English History Book.

This piece of history is so well documented there is nothing we can add. Except that the À in the middle of his name was added much later to make him seem more Holy and Saintworthy.

It ultimately didn’t work though — in January 2006, St THOMAS-BECKET was voted the second most hated Briton of all time in a BBC poll.

St THOMAS-BECKET FACTS AND FIGURES

Name : THOMAS-BECKET
Location : Worldwide Christianity
Gender : Male
Type : saint
In charge of :
Celebration or Feast Day : Unknown at present
Birth and Death Dates : 1117-1170
Good/Evil Rating : Unknown at present
Pronunciation : Coming soon
Alternative names : THOMAS-À-BECKET
Popularity index : 32

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Article last updated on 07 February 2013 by the Godchecker Team.

Editors: Peter J Allen, Chas Saunders

References: Coming soon.

Cite this article:

Saunders, Chas, and Peter J. Allen, eds. "THOMAS-BECKET: Saint from Christian mythology." Godchecker. Godchecker/CID, 07 Feb. 2013. Web. 28 July 2014.

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