Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Murder in the Cathedral

Thomas Becket was the Archbishop of Canterbury from 1162 until his death in 1170. He came into conflict with King Henry II of England over the rights of the church, and was assassinated by knights of the king. After his canonization, his tomb became a destination for pilgrims, such as those depicted in Chaucer's Canterbury Tales. Johannes Koehler (Jojo) created Canterbury Murder for a contest, winning first prize in the dioramas category.

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