Life of St. Thomas Becket

Life of St. Thomas Becket

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Caption: Death of Thomas Becket, Whole folio Text; miniature with three scenes. A servant announces the arrival of the four knights to Becket who is seated at table; the knights stand outside the door. Below, the Martyrdom. Reginald Fitzurse, distinguished by his armorial bearings, strikes Becket with his sword, as he kneels near the altar; the crucifer, Edward Grim, stands behind. On right, the four knights in penitence at Becket's tomb Image taken from Life of St Thomas Becket. Originally published in Canterbury Christ Church; circa 1180.

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