BBC has listed the ten worst Britons of all time. Making the list is St Thomas Becket.
The "greedy" Thomas Becket, Archbishop of Canterbury, was nominated by Professor John Hudson, of St Andrews University, as the 12th century's worst villain.I'm reading this correctly? This prof is saying that Becket's murder was "fitting."
"He divided England in a way that even many churchmen who shared some of his views thought unnecessary and self-indulgent," he said.
"He was a founder of gesture politics.
"Those who share my prejudice against Becket may consider his assassination in Canterbury Cathedral on 29 December, 1170, a fittingly grisly end."
By the way, this sweet image above was painted by Michael O'Brian, author of Father Elijah. See post below.