Thomas à Becket

Standard Name: Becket, Thomas à
Used Form: Thomas a Becket


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Intertextuality and Influence Anne Ridler
The new poems included Kirkwall 1942, about her wartime stay in Orkney,
Ridler, Anne. Memoirs. The Perpetua Press, p. 240 pp.
and Jane Wakeful, which captures the exasperation of early parenthood and with ironic indirection relates it to other human emotions...
Literary Setting T. S. Eliot
Eliot depicts his protagonist, Becket —the archbishop who was murdered at his own altar steps in Canterbury for following his conscience and disobeying his king —less as a hero than as a tormented man who...
Textual Production Mary Russell Mitford
MRM saw herself as a professional dramatist, and in the tradition of that metier she was always alert for stories of distant origin, or forgotten or unfinished plays by others, which might be reworked for...
Textual Production Helen Waddell
HW never completed the work with which she hoped to crown her career as a scholar, a study of John of Salisbury (who lived in the twelfth century and was a pupil of Abelard ...


1173: St Thomas's Hospital in London was dedicated;...

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St Thomas's Hospital in London was dedicated; it may have originated in the infirmary of the Priory of St Mary Overy in Southwark.


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