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5 Facts About Thomas Becket

Here are 5 facts about Thomas Becket

  • He was born circa 1118 in Cheapside, London, England
  • He was Archbishop of Canterbury from 23 May 1162 until 29 December 1170
  • He is venerated as a saint and martyr by both the Roman Catholic Church and the Anglican Church
  • After falling out with King Henry II he lived in France for a number of years before returning to England
  • On 29 December1170 he was assassinated in Canterbury, Kent, England
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