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Thomas Becket

Religion, Politician (c. 1118 — 29-Dec-1170)


John R. Butler. The Quest for Becket's Bones: The Mystery of the Relics of St. Thomas Becket of Canterbury. Yale University Press. 1996. 192pp.

Alfred Duggan. My Life for My Sheep: A Biography of Thomas Becket. New York: Coward McCann. 1955. 341pp.

Michael Staunton. Thomas Becket and His Biographers. Boydell Press. 2006. 246pp.

Richard Winston. Thomas Becket. New York: Alfred A. Knopf. 1967. 413pp.


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  2. Encyclopaedia Britannica Online [link]

  3. Wikipedia [link]

  4. Library of Congress Name Authority [link]

  5. Encyclopaedia Britannica 11th Edition

  6. Random House Dictionary of World Biography (p.41)

  7. Chambers Biographical Dictionary, 5th Edition (p.125)

  8. Hutchinson Paperback Dictionary of Biography (p.44)

  9. Benet's Readers Encyclopedia, 4th Edition (p.1022)

  10. The Catholic Encyclopedia (vol.14, pp.676-78)

  11. Concise Biographical Dictionary of Famous Men and Women (p.45)

  12. Legends in Their Own Time (p.20)

  13. The World Almanac Biographical Dictionary (p.107)

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