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.

Thomas Becket and Magna Carta
21 May 2021

Nicholas Vincent, Professor of Medieval History at the University of East Anglia, reveals a surprising link between Thomas Becket and the 1225 reissue of Magna Carta.

Thomas Becket: the murder that shook the Middle Ages
28 December 2019

Discover how the assassination of Thomas Becket in Canterbury Cathedral on 29 December 1170 changed the course of history…

Living with gods: highlight objects
10 October 2017

Exhibition Curator Jill Cook provides a short introduction to some of the highlights of the exhibition Living with gods: peoples, places and worlds beyond.