St Thomas Becket

British Library, Yates Thompson MS 13, fol. 85v.

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I like Becket because (a) he stood up to the king, (b) he took his job seriously, (c) he hid his piety even when (d) he would have been more popular with other churchmen had he not done so.

3 thoughts on “The Feast of Thomas Becket

  1. E) Because he is Richard Burton? (Sorry, I couldn’t resist.) That is a beautiful manuscript.

  2. I was just kidding :). I’ve only seen part of the movie, which seemed like one of those blustery, enjoyable 1960s epics like The Lion in Winter or Anne of a Thousand Days.

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