Review of 'The Cult of Thomas Becket: History and Historiography through Eight Centuries'

@article{Harvey2019ReviewO,
  title={Review of 'The Cult of Thomas Becket: History and Historiography through Eight Centuries'},
  author={Katherine Harvey},
  journal={Reviews in History},
  year={2019}
}
Thomas Becket, archbishop of Canterbury (1120–70) is one of the iconic figures in British history – a man who most people have not only heard of, but also have an opinion on. Yet, despite the brutality of his murder, such opinions are not always positive. In fact, this medieval archbishop is an unusually divisive figure, and always has been. In the 12th century, he was both revered as a saint and dismissed (by his fellow bishop Gilbert Foliot) with the famous line ‘[he] always was a fool and… 

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