St Thomas Becket: what was the connection?
Thomas Becket’s death was one of the most infamous events of Medieval England. It is also one of those national events that impacted on the lives of a local community for hundreds of years. Thomas Becket was born in 1118, the son of a prosperous London merchant. He was well educated first at Merton priory, then in a City of London school, and finally in Paris. Deeply influenced in childhood by his devout mother, Thomas entered adult life as a city clerk and accountant in the