Canterbury Cathedral and the Cult of Becket

@article{Hearn1994CanterburyCA,
  title={Canterbury Cathedral and the Cult of Becket},
  author={M. F. Hearn},
  journal={Art Bulletin},
  year={1994},
  volume={76},
  pages={19-52}
}
  • M. Hearn
  • Published 1 March 1994
  • History
  • Art Bulletin
Numerous design modifications in the Early Gothic eastern arm of Canterbury Cathedral, 1175–84, have long been noted but never interpreted in light of the newly emergent cult of Saint Thomas Becket. This study analyzes the modifications, reconstitutes three designs prior to the one actually constructed, and investigates the historical circumstances surrounding each phase of the construction project. The result uncovers a previously unsuspected history of discord over the cult, which… 
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