St THOMAS-BECKETAlso known as THOMAS-À-BECKET
Famously strong-willed and grumpy Archbishop of Canterbury and Martyr.
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.
Authors: Peter J Allen and Chas Saunders
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Location : Worldwide Christianity
Gender : Male
Type : Saint or Sage
Celebration or Feast Day : Unknown at present
Birth and Death Dates : 1117-1170
Pronunciation : Coming soon
Alternative names : THOMAS-À-BECKET
Popularity index : 55
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