Thomas Becket, Archbishop of Canterbury (1118 - 1170) MP

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Birthplace: Cheapside, London, England
Death: Died in Kent, England
Cause of death: assassinated
Managed by: Jason Scott Wills
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About Thomas Becket, Archbishop of Canterbury

He was assassinated by four knights, Reginald fitzUrse, Hugh de Morville, William de Tracy, and Richard le Breton (supposedly on orders of Henry II king of England)

Murdered in his cathedral by swords to neck and into his skull, scattering his brains over the floor.

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Thomas Becket, Archbishop of Canterbury's Timeline

1118
December 21, 1118
Cheapside, London, England
1170
December 29, 1170
Age 52
Kent, England