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Saint Thomas à Becket


T. S. Eliot's Murder in the Cathedral is a poetic dramatization of St. Thomas's martyrdom, and the saint's career is the subject of Jean Anouilh's play Becket. See also J. C. Robertson, Materials for the History of Thomas Becket (7 vol., 1875–85, repr. 1965); biographies and studies by D. Knowles (1951 and 1971), A. L. Duggan (1952, repr. 1966), R. Winston (1967), B. Smalley (1973), and J. Guy (2012); Z. N. Brooke, The English Church and the Papacy from the Conquest to the Reign of John (1931, repr. 1968).

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