American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- Becket, Saint Thomas à 1118?-1170. English Roman Catholic martyr. Chancellor to Henry II after 1154, he was appointed archbishop of Canterbury (1162) and fell into disfavor with the king. Charged with misappropriating crown funds (1164), Becket fled the country. Upon his return (1170) he was embroiled in the controversy surrounding Henry's appointment of his son as archbishop of York and was murdered by four knights in Canterbury Cathedral. He was canonized in 1173.
“An outfit called The Becket Fund for Religious Liberty created a full-page newspaper ad, charging the gay protests as a campaign "violence and intimidation.”
“Becket is apparently the much less historically accurate of the two films; but it's got a really wonderful story and (apart from some awful Italian accents) great acting.”
“The English St. Gilbert of Sempringham, a contemporary of St. Thomas a Becket, is also honoured today.”
“Peter O'Toole as King Henry II in "Becket" and "The Lion in Winter".”
“Ellerbe-Becket is a consulting firm (they’re the out-of-towners I suspect are named here) who have experience in arenas all over the country and the world.”
“The eastern extension of the chapel is called Becket's Crown, a name tradition associates with the preservation in this chapel of a portion of St. Thomas's skull.”
“# -- The circular apse at the extreme east end of the church is known as Becket's Crown.”
“For three centuries the Church and the people had called Becket a saint, when Henry Tudor arose and called him a traitor.”
“It will be remembered that, when the turbulent Thomas of London, afterwards known as Becket, was condemned as a traitor, he fled to France.”
“Thomas a Becket is the man, of all other men in England, to help me in my great design. ”
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