Martyrdom of Thomas Becket

Martyrdom of Thomas Becket

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Caption: Martyrdom of Thomas Becket, (Whole folio) Prayers. Martyrdom of Thomas Becket, Archbishop of Canterbury; he is killed by the knights, led by Raymond Fitzurse, as he kneels at the altar. Prayers to the saint beginning with decorated initial 'G'. Border decoration Decorated borders Image taken from Book of Hours. Originally published in S. Netherlands; 15th century.

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Keywords: 12th century, altar, archbishop, book of hours, canterbury, clergy, decoration, historical, history, initial, latin, martyr, martyrdom, martyrs, people, priest, religion, religious, religious and spiritual role, role, saint, saints, thomas becket

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