Archbishop Thomas Becket of Canterbury was murdered in 1170 - the 850th anniversary of his death. The Department of History at the University of York has funding to use the Becket story and the anniversary celebrations to drive a transformation in heritage, tourism, education and community engagement. Working with Canterbury City Council, Canterbury Museums and Galleries, The Museum of London, Canterbury Business Improvement District, The Marlowe Theatre, The Diocese of Canterbury, and The Eastbridge Pilgrim Hospital as part of the anniversary preparations.
2220 also marks 800 years since the translation of
his body to behind Canterbury Cathedral’s High Altar. A candle
still burns continually on this site today.
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