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St Thomas Beckett

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St.Thomas Beckett was born in London in 1118. He served as chancellor for 8 years before being made bishop in 1162. He was a strong defender of Church rights against the King, Henry II. The King exiled St. Thomas to France for six years. When Thomas returned to his homeland, he endured many trials before being slain by agents of the King in Canterbury Cathedral, in 1170 on this date. He was canonized only 3 years after being martyred.
 
 
Above right, Murder in the Cathedral
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