Advertisement
Articles

The construction and destruction of a saint: Thomas Becket

The construction and destruction of a saint: Thomas Becket

A conversation with Diarmaid MacCulloch and Nicholas Vincent

Held online by the British Museum on May 25, 2021

Diarmaid MacCulloch and Nicholas Vincent explore the meteoric rise to canonisation of Thomas Becket, his subsequent veneration and the destruction of his reputation during the Reformation, in the Tudor period.

Diarmaid MacCulloch is Emeritus Professor of History of the Church at Oxford University. Nicholas Vincent is Professor of Medieval History at the University of East Anglia.

Advertisement

See also: Thomas Becket exhibition set to open at the British Museum

Top Image: 19th-century depiction of Becket, showing a sword piercing his head, at St Peter’s Church, Berkhamsted. Photo by Cnbrb / Wikimedia Commons

Advertisement

Sign up for our weekly email newsletter!