Pilgrims badge of archbishop Thomas Becket from Canterbury

Medieval Pelgrims badge Thomas Becket

A ones in a lifetime treasure find: Pilgrims badge of archbishop from Canterbury Thomas Becket with mitre, the material it's made from is tin.

Murdering of Thomas Becket

The holy man St. Thomas Becket

St Thomas a Becket, the Archbishop of Canterbury who was murdered, as you can see in the picture above, at a little after 4pm on December 29th 1170. Four Norman knights they were responding to an outburst against Becket, by King Henry 2nd, "What Miserable drones and traitors have I nourished who allow their lord to be treated with such shameful contempt by a low-born cleric." His murder sparked off one of the greatest saint hero cults of the Middle Ages and turned the unappealingly arrogant, haughty and selfcentred Becket into a posthumous international icon. Within three years the dead archbishop had been canonised and the shrine of St Thomas at Canterbury soon became one of the Christian world's greatest places of pilgrimage, and countless miracles were said to have taken place there.