Thomas a Beckett (disambiguation)

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Thomas à Beckett (1836–1919) was an Australian solicitor and judge.

Sir Thomas à Beckett was an Australian solicitor and judge.

Thomas a Beckett or Becket may also refer to:

Thomas Becket 12th-century Archbishop of Canterbury, Chancellor of England, and saint

Thomas Becket, also known as Saint Thomas of Canterbury, Thomas of London and later Thomas à Becket, was Archbishop of Canterbury from 1162 until his murder in 1170. He is venerated as a saint and martyr by both the Catholic Church and the Anglican Communion. He engaged in conflict with Henry II, King of England, over the rights and privileges of the Church and was murdered by followers of the king in Canterbury Cathedral. Soon after his death, he was canonised by Pope Alexander III.

Thomas Turner à Beckett Member of Victorian Legislative Council

Thomas Turner à Beckett was a lawyer and politician in colonial Victoria (Australia), member of the Victorian Legislative Council.

Thomas a'Becket was an actor and musician credited with writing the music and the words, in 1843, to "Columbia, the Gem of the Ocean". Born in Chatham, England, A'Becket came to the United States in 1837 and spent much of his life in Philadelphia. At one time, he served as the stage manager of the actor Edwin Booth and for many years was the director of the Walnut Street Theatre, in Philadelphia, where he also had a long acting career. During his early years in America, he gave music lessons and sang in operas.

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<i>Murder in the Cathedral</i> play by T. S. Eliot

Murder in the Cathedral is a verse drama by T.S. Eliot, first performed in 1935, that portrays the assassination of Archbishop Thomas Becket in Canterbury Cathedral during the reign of Henry II in 1170. Eliot drew heavily on the writing of Edward Grim, a clerk who was an eyewitness to the event.

Gilbert Abbott à Beckett English barrister and humorist

Gilbert Abbott à Beckett was an English humorist.

Becket is a Tony Award-winning play about Thomas Becket, written in French by Jean Anouilh.

Beckett is an English surname. Notable people with the surname include:

Edward A'Beckett may refer to:

Sir William à Beckett was a British barrister and the first Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Victoria.

Ted à Beckett Australian cricketer

Edward Lambert ("Ted") à Beckett was an Australian cricketer who played in four Tests between 1928 and 1931. He also played in 47 first-class matches for Victoria.

The Boyd family is an Australian family whose members over several generations contributed to the arts in the fields of painting, sculpture, pottery, ceramics, literature, architecture, poetry and music. The Boyd family is considered an artistic dynasty.

Robert Beckett was an English-born Australian politician.

Edward Grim was a monk from Cambridge who was visiting Canterbury Cathedral on Tuesday 29 December 1170 when Thomas Becket was murdered. He was closest to Beckett apart from the knights who killed Beckett. He subsequently researched and published a book, Vita S. Thomae, published in about 1180, which is today known chiefly for a short section in which he gives an eyewitness account of the events in the Cathedral. He himself attempted to protect Becket, and nearly had his arm chopped off by one of the knights' sword.

St Thomas à Becket Church, Pensford church in Pensford, UK

St Thomas à Beckett Church in Pensford, Somerset southwest England dates from the 14th century, active in 1341, although only the tower remains from that date, the rest of the church having been rebuilt in 1868 by Giles and Robinson Architects and the church was reconsecrated in 1869.

William Beckett may refer to:

A'Beckett or à Beckett may refer to:

Charles Henry Chomley Lawyer, writer, editor

Charles Henry Chomley was an Australian farmer, barrister, writer and journalist. His non-fiction and fiction works alike reflected his strong interest and involvement in politics and law.

Ada Mary à Beckett Australian educationist (1872-1948)

Ada Mary à Beckett MSc CBE, née Lambert, was an Australian biologist, academic and leader of the kindergarten movement in Australia. She was the first woman appointed lecturer at Melbourne University.

Thomas Beckett may refer to:

Church of St Thomas à Becket, Pylle church in Mendip, UK

The Anglican Church of St Thomas à Becket in Pylle, Somerset, England was built in the 15th century. It is a Grade II* listed building.