Wednesday, 4 December 2013

Thomas Becket's, Archbishop of Canterbury, Coat of Arms

Thomas Becket's Coat of Arms
Argent three Cornish [Red-Billed] Choughs (Beckits) proper two and one

In heraldry, choughs are known as "beckits". Three Red-billed Choughs are depicted on the coat of arms of Thomas BecketArchbishop of Canterbury, and the city of Canterbury also has choughs on its coat of arms, because of its connection to the saint.


John R. W. Stott; Kregel Publications (June 2004). People My Teachers: Around the World in Eighty Years. Kregel Publications. pp. 138–. ISBN 978-0-8254-3720-5.

Heraldry and the Martyrdom of Archbishop Thomas Becket
By Cecil R Humphery-Smith, OBE, FSA, FHS 
Coat of Arms No. 85, January 1971.

The Herald and Genealogist. 1870. pp. 51–.

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