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Murder of Thomas BECKET
published by Pat Hase on Fri, 19/04/2024 - 11:00

Has anyone researched the history of the knights who were involved in the assasination of Thomas a BECKET?  We have have had a query about William de TRACY 1133-1189.  One story says that he was buried on Brean Down.  A west country knight, there are several theories about his life and death and a possible descendent who lives in Bristol is keen to discover more.

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Submitted by uphill on Fri, 19/04/2024 - 17:40

This post caught my eye as not long ago - just days  - I was in  St Marys Church , Mortehoe ,North Devon -one I have visited many times - it contains a tomb of a Sir William de TRACY - thought to be one of the 4 knights who murdered Becket- there is much DISCUSSION on this !!

I have always been fascinated because of the link with Fitzurse and Woodspring Priory (which I know well).

I suggest that whoever is interested in de Tracy pays a visit to Mortehoe.

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Submitted by Pat Hase on Mon, 22/04/2024 - 11:38

Many thank for this suggestion.  I have sent it to the peson concerned and they were very grateful.

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