On This Day

December 29, 1170 in History

Day of the Week: Friday

Events in History

MurderAssassination

English Archbishop of Canterbury, Thomas Becket assassinated before the high altar of Canterbury Cathedral by four knights

Archbishop of Canterbury Thomas Becket
Archbishop of Canterbury
Thomas Becket

Deaths in History

MurderThomas Becket

Thomas Becket, English Archbishop of Canterbury, assassinated by 4 knights of King Henry II at 52

Archbishop of Canterbury Thomas Becket
Archbishop of Canterbury
Thomas Becket