Becket, Thomas

Becket, Thomas:

see Thomas à Becket, SaintThomas à Becket, Saint,
or Saint Thomas Becket,
1118–70, English martyr, archbishop of Canterbury, b. London. He is called St. Thomas of Canterbury and occasionally St. Thomas of London.
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Becket, Thomas

à (c. 1118–70) uncompromisingly defended the rights of the Church against King Henry II. [Br. Hist.: NCE, 2735]