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British Museum | Becket: Charismatic Cathedral & Sacred Storytelling
June 30, 2021 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Thomas Becket’s final days, murder, and posthumous career as a miracle-worker are among the best-documented episodes from the Middle Ages.
Join art historians Paul Binski and Alixe Bovey as they explore how #ThomasBecket‘s universality as a martyr was embodied in the architecture of Canterbury Cathedral, evoking the heroic age of early Christian martyrdom through the objects and images that promoted his cult.
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Miracle window, Canterbury Cathedral, early 1200s. © The Chapter, Canterbury Cathedral.