The construction and destruction of a saint: Thomas Becket

25 May 2021, 17:30 - 18:30

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Join the renowned Diarmaid MacCulloch, historian of Christianity, in this stimulating conversation with distinguished medievalist, Nicholas Vincent. They explore the meteoric rise to canonisation of Thomas Becket, his subsequent veneration and the destruction of his reputation during the Reformation, in the Tudor period. Their conversation is chaired by Emily Guerry, Co-Director of the Centre for Medieval & Early Modern Studies, University of Kent.

Speakers:
Revd Professor Diarmaid MacCulloch Kt FBA, Emeritus Professor of History of the Church, Oxford University
Professor Nicholas Vincent FBA, Professor of Medieval History, University of East Anglia

Chair:
Dr Emily Guerry, Senior Lecturer in Medieval European History, University of Kent; Co-Director, Centre for Medieval and Early Modern Studies, University of Kent

Free, booking required

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