Becket at the British Museum in 2021

English alabaster sculpture (c 1450–1550) depicting the murder of St Thomas of Canterbury

Thomas Becket: murder and the making of a saint is the major Becket 2020 exhibition which will open at the British Museum on Wednesday 22 April.

The exhibition was scheduled for earlier this year but as with most St Thomas Becket anniversary events was postponed.

The array of objects associated with Becket will include jewellery, sculptures and reliquaries.

In addition to artefacts from the Museum’s own collection there are loans from Europe and the United States.

The British Museum exhibition will run for four months until Sunday 22 August.

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