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The Road to Sainthood

In the Middle Ages, making it to Sainthood was a tedious process. Though, being murdered in the Canterbury Cathedral was a good starting point. 

In this episode of the Medieval Grad Podcast, Lucie Laumonier interviews Tristan Taylor, a PhD candidate in English at the University of Saskatchewan. Tristan’s research looks at the so-called South English Legendaries, a collection of saints’ lives drafted from the thirteenth century.


You can learn more about Tristan Taylor’s research through his own website, his page, or follow him on Twitter @postscriptus

Some recommended readings related to this episode:

Thomas Becket exhibition set to open at the British Museum

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Lucie Laumonier is an affiliate assistant professor at Concordia University. Click here to view her page or follow her on Instagram at The French Medievalist. She is also a columnist on, writing about agriculture and rural life in the Middle Ages.

If you are interested in being a guest of the podcast, you can email Lucie at [email protected].

The music in this podcast is La douce jouvencelle

Top Image: A 15th-century depiction of The Martyrdom of Saint Thomas Becket – Wikimedia Commons