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Celebrating murder at Christmas – a true story!

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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Henry VIII on British TV – yes, that’s me in the costume

Tony McMahon appears as Henry VIII on The Big Audition on ITV talking about the king’s life and failed marriages

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Funeral effigies – how the dead appeared at their own burial

Wooden figures of the dead were often placed next to tombs – life like images of the deceased

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