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The Clarendon Lecture | Thomas Becket: From Clarendon to Martyrdom

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This year's Annual Clarendon Lecture commemorates the 850th anniversary of the dramatic murder of Thomas Becket.

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This year's annual Clarendon Lecture will be delivered by Professor Michael Staunton, a leading authority on Becket.

His lecture 'Thomas Becket: From Clarendon to Martyrdom' will look at how the dramatic conference at Clarendon Palace in January 1164 set Archbishop Thomas and Henry II on a path that would ultimately lead to Becket's murder in Canterbury Cathedral in 1170.

This lecture, which was postponed in 2020 as a result of the pandemic, will be held in-person at The Salisbury Museum.

6.30pm Drinks; 7pm Lecture

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Tickets £10 or £8 for Friends of Clarendon Palace and Museum Members (please bring your friends/membership card for verification on the evening).

Ticket includes a pre-talk glass of wine.

Once in the Lecture Hall, we would ask attendees to please wear masks.


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The Salisbury Museum tells the story of Salisbury and its surrounding areas - a unique landscape which has been a cradle of continuous human achievement for over half a million years.

The museum uses the extraordinary breadth of its collections, exhibitions and events - including prehistoric material from Stonehenge and South Wiltshire; the Pitt Rivers’ Wessex collection; and a fine medieval collection with finds from Old Sarum, Clarendon Palace and the city itself - to bring to life the narrative of this landscape, and of the people who shaped it and have been inspired by it for over 500,000 years.

Based in the King’s House, a grade I listed building located opposite Salisbury Cathedral, the museum building formerly housed a teacher training college and was the inspiration for an episode in Thomas Hardy’s novel Jude the Obscure.

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