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No. The top part of his skull was sliced off with a sword (one of several sword blows he received); after the murder the pieces of bone were placed with the body in a stone coffin.

It is said that in the 14th and 15th centuries pilgrims who visited the shrine of St Thomas at Canterbury were shown a complete skull (which they were told belonged to the saint) and given the chance to kiss it - this was simply a trick by the monks in order to generate more donations from visitors.

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St Thomas Becket was murdered in the north-west transept near the altar of St Benedict at Canterbury cathedral, Kent, England.
Thomas Becket, Archbishop of Canterbury, was assassinated in Canterbury Cathedral on December 29, 1170. Four knights, loyal to King Henry, set out to kill him following a request by the King.

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Thomas becket died in 29th December 1170 in Cantenburry cathedral

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He was murded on

December 29th 1170.

In the evening.

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He was assassinated on the 29th December 1170.

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February 21, 1173

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The king was to blame for Thomas Becket's murder because he told the knights to kill Thomas but the knights didn't had to do what he said but they did and hit Thomas in the head and killed him. Also Thomas told the monks to leave the door open so the monks did. Also the king shouldn't have wanted to kill him anyway and the Knights had to obey the kings orders


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Many people were responsible for the murder of thomas beckett. you can't blame the knights because they were just cowardly enough to do it and not to question this "decision". the two main suspects were the king and thomas beckett himself. thomas beckett refused to listen to henry at all, so henry felt put out. beckett also decided to not listen to henry about "worshiping" him in a way.beckett only listened to god and the people that had strong beliefs that were to him right. But Henry was to blame as well because he just couldn't stand being ignored - he was an attention seeker. But he still had right to talk to beckett about his behaviour around this situation. Beckett just carried on to do things which were anoying Henry and it just built up into layers and layers of annoyance to Henry. So no wonder he popped, and wanted to get rid of Beckett. But overall I don't think that he meant all of this to turn into a murder. The person that was responsible for Becketts death was Beckett himself.


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