Cathedral and Church History
Where was Thomas Becket murdered in the Cathedral?
Asked in Cathedral and Church History
What is the name of cathedral in which Thomas Becket was killed?
Which cathedral was a archbishop in 1170 murdered?
Asked in History of England, Bishops
Who was the archbishop of Canterbury that got murdered in the cathedral?
Asked in Cathedral and Church History, Bishops
Who was murdered in his cathedral in Canterbury England in 1170?
What connection does Canterbury cathedral have to thomas becket?
Asked in History, Politics & Society
What events had happened in 1170 in December at the Canterbury cathedral?
Asked in Medieval Religion
How is Canterbury Cathedral related to the story of Thomas à Becket?
Why was Thomas Becket murdered?
Thomas Becket was murdered as he refused to help king Henry II and excomunicated him, so, behind the kings back, 4 nights made revenge on Thomas and murdered him in Canterbury Cathedral which made quite some popularity of shock as it is sanctuary... unbelievable for something as horrific to happen in a holy place.
Where did Thomas Becket die?
St Thomas Becket was murdered in the north-west transept near the altar of St Benedict at Canterbury cathedral, Kent, England. Thomas Becket, Archbishop of Canterbury, was assassinated in Canterbury Cathedral on December 29, 1170. Four knights, loyal to King Henry, set out to kill him following a request by the King.