24th January 2020
2020 is the 850th Anniversary of the Murder of Archbishop Thomas Becket
Archbishop Thomas Becket was famously murdered in his own Canterbury Cathedral on 29th December 1170 by 4 Knights belonging to the Court of King Henry 2. After Thomas was made a martyr and King Henry paid his penance, a great shrine was built and pilgrims started to make their way to Canterbury.
There are a huge number of events throughout this year to commemorate the murder including lectures, exhibitions and pilgrimages in London, Canterbury and Sandwich
Find out about all the events and more at http://Becket2020.com