1162 – Thomas à Becket is consecrated Archbishop of Canterbury. In this capacity he will trouble his former friend King Henry II and be assassinated by four of Henry’s knights on 29 December 1170.
The story of Becket’s life became a popular theme for the medieval Nottingham Alabaster carvers. One set of Becket panels is displayed in the Victoria and Albert Museum.
There are many schools named after Thomas Becket in Great Britain, including Becket Keys Church of England School and St Thomas of Canterbury Church of England Aided Junior School.