Saint Thomas Becket

Christopher Harper-Bill

    ISBN: 978 1 85759 622 9

    Size: 210 x 147 mm / 5.8 x 8.3 in.

    Binding: softcover

    Pages: 40

    In association with:

    Date published: September, 2009

    UK £4.99 /US $


  • Fascinating and accessible overview of the life and influence of the best-known of all English saints
  • Fully revised and updated edition for the booktrade. Previously only available at Canterbury Cathedral


Thomas Becket, the best-known of all English saints, is an essential figure in the story of Canterbury Cathedral. He served as its first archdeacon and then as archbishop, and he was brutally murdered there in 1170. He was buried in the Cathedral, and the site of his shrine has been venerated throughout the ages.

Other titles published by Scala for Canterbury Cathedral include: Canterbury Cathedral: Short TourGeoffrey ChaucerThe Red Dean and Stained Glass of Canterbury Cathedral.

Author information

Christopher Harper-Bill is Professor of English Literature at the University of East Anglia, specialising in the ecclesiastical history of England from the Norman Conquest to the eve of the Reformation.