The Blood Drinking Cult of Thomas Becket | #CuratorsCorner S6 Ep6

Published on Dec 11, 2021
You probably don't associate blood drinking cults with Christianity. Stick around and listen to curator Lloyd de Beer walk you through the ever changing, very bloody, Medieval cult of Thomas Becket (aka Saint Thomas of Canterbury) and you soon will!

Find out more about Thomas Becket, and our exhibition here:

CONTENT WARNING: probably goes without saying, but there's going to be a lot of references to blood, self-filling jars of blood and ways of acquiring blood (both legal and slightly less so).

Images of the Miracle Window © The Chapter, Canterbury Cathedral

The Seven Works of Mercy (detail), 1504. Oil on panel. © Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam, SK-A-2815.

Becket Leaves © The Trustees of the Wormsley Fund

Digital Reconstruction © The Centre for the Study of Christianity and Culture (CSCC), University of York.

#BecketfulOfBlood #BecketExhibition #CuratorsCorner


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