Christian mythology

A selection of Christian Martyrs, Hermits & Virgins

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, 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
Pronunciation: Coming soon
Alternative names: THOMAS-À-BECKET

Gender: Male
Type: Saint
Birth and Death Dates: 1117-1170
Celebration or Feast Day: Unknown at present

Role: Unknown at present

Good/Evil Rating: Unknown at present
Popularity index: 65

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Article last updated on April 07, 2019 by the Godchecker data dwarves.
Editors: Peter J. Allen, Chas Saunders

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