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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?
Canterbury Cathedral Lodge
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Contact: Dr Emily Guerry
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