Monday, December 29, 2008

Thomas Becket -- Troublesome Priest, Martyr, Medieval Superstar

In case you've forgotten, today is the 838th anniversary of the martyrdom of St. Thomas Becket.

Yes, I know the current Archbishop of Canterbury is annoying and does not rise even to the level of "troublesome priest," but if anyone was considering assassination, just consider how poorly that worked out for King Henry II.


  1. He'd have to actually do something beside ride the fence and grow out his eyebrows to be considered troublesome...

  2. Anonymous12:18 PM

    He does publish a lot of poetry, if that counts...