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Monday, April 12, 2010

Thomas Beckett

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Born in Cheapside, London, over 800 years ago Thomas Beckett is one of the only, perhaps the only saint recognised by the Catholics and Anglicans. he was one of the formative characters in the development of English society. Moreover, he indirectly had a huge impact on London, as it was the establishment of a pilgrimage following his last journey (from Canterbury to London, along the A2) that led to the rebuilding of London Bridge. You can read up on him here and play a "Henry II & Thomas Beckett" game here. This plaque is near his birthplace, around 90 Cheapside.

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