Why did they move Thomas Becket’s bones?

On the anniversary of Thomas Becket's translation, Dr John Jenkins from the Centre for Pilgrimage Studies at the University of York explains why the movement of Becket's bones to a new shrine on 7 July 1220 was so significant.

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