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Murder of Thomas Becket at Christmas!

The murder of Thomas Becket was celebrated on the fifth day of Christmas to remember his killing in the year 1170 as Tony McMahon discovers

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How the murder of Thomas Becket netted the Templars a tidy sum

The murder of Thomas Becket, Archbishop of Canterbury, by Henry II led to a massive pay out to the Knights Templar

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The murder of Thomas Becket

No event shook late twelfth century England as much as the cold-blooded murder of the Archbishop of Canterbury Thomas Becket in his own cathedral.  The knights who plunged their swords in to him as he clutched at his altar believed…

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