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The death of Archbishop Saint Thomas Becket (1118 - 29/12/1170 (52))


At the west end of the nave there is a roof boss dating from the 1300s which depicts the murder of Thomas Becket.  Whilst the two tonne boss would have originally been painted, it is doubtful that it ever looked anything like it did after this restoration in the latter 1900s - what were they thinking?



Link to other images of the Thomas Becket Story and Martyrdom


Limoges Reliquary Ch‚sses for Bits of Becket


Canterbury Cathedral


There are also said to be one or more good green men images amongst the roof bosses, though if they have been similarly painted one wonders what they now look like!


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