Why did they move Thomas Becket’s bones?
7 July 2021

On the anniversary of Thomas Becket’s translation, Dr John Jenkins from the Centre for Pilgrimage Studies at the University of York explains why the movement of Becket’s bones to a new shrine on 7 July 1220 was so significant.

How to erase a saint: Thomas Becket and Henry VIII
5 July 2021

Over 350 years after Thomas Becket’s death, his shrine was destroyed by agents of King Henry VIII. Professor Alec Ryrie from the Department of Theology and Religion at Durham University investigates why.

Who killed Thomas Becket?
22 April 2021

Curators Lloyd de Beer and Naomi Speakman investigate the murder of Thomas Becket and what we know about the perpetrators of this notorious crime.