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Jun 6
18:30 - 19:30
Thomas Becket and the Medieval Cult of Personality
School of History and Centre for Medieval and Early Modern Studies Lectures

The School of History and Centre for Medieval and Early Modern Studies (MEMS) of the University of Kent are delighted to welcome Professor Paul Binski (Cambridge)

The title of his paper is Thomas Becket and the Medieval Cult of Personality

This lecture will examine the art provoked by the drama of Thomas Becket's Life, Death and Sanctity. It will look at Becket's place amongst the other saints of England and Europe, and particularly at the idea of personality cult and charisma. How did such things impact on the way saints were represented in the Gothic age and what difference did Becket make?

Location

Claggett Auditorium,
Canterbury Cathedral Lodge
United Kingdom
Map

Details

Open to All,

Free



Contact: Dr Emily Guerry
E: e.guerry@kent.ac.uk
T: +44 (0)1227 823710
School of History

 

School of History, Rutherford College, University of Kent, Canterbury, Kent, CT2 7NX

T: +44 (0)1227 823710 or E: history@kent.ac.uk

Last Updated: 07/04/2017