Old English Sheepdog - Thomas a Becket - Archbishop of Canterbury - Dog Figurine

Old English Sheepdog - Thomas a Becket - Archbishop of Canterbury - Dog Figurine
Old English Sheepdog - Thomas a Becket - Archbishop of Canterbury - Dog Figurine Old English Sheepdog - Thomas a Becket - Archbishop of Canterbury - Dog Figurine Old English Sheepdog - Thomas a Becket - Archbishop of Canterbury - Dog Figurine Old English Sheepdog - Thomas a Becket - Archbishop of Canterbury - Dog Figurine
Brand: Harrop Doggie People
Product Code: DP273B - OES - ARCHBISHOP OF CANTERBURY
Price: £40.00
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Doggie People, Dog FigurinesOld English Sheepdog
Thomas a Becket
Archbishop of Canterbury


 

Old English Sheepdog, Archbishop of Canterbury

 

Thomas à Becket was a 12th century Archbishop of Canterbury, and is arguably, and unfortunately, more famous for the manner of his death than his life.

In 1170, Becket returns from France, where he has been in exile over a disagreement with King Henry II.  The King is believed to have said “Will no one rid me of this turbulent priest?", which ultimately seals Becket’s fate.  Rightly or wrongly interpreted as a Royal Order, four Knights take it upon themselves to confront Becket and brutally murder him within Canterbury Cathedral.

Thomas a Becket was canonised by Pope Alexander III on 12th July 1174 and is venerated as a Saint and Martyr by both the Catholic Church and the Anglican Communion.  Even King Henry II humbled himself with a public penance at Becket's tomb, which has now become one of the most popular pilgrimage sites in England.


This beautifully sculpted, and highly accurate, portrayal of the Archbishop of Canterbury is based on the stained glass window of Saint Thomas a Becket found at Canterbury Cathedral.

  • A hand painted ceramic resin dog figurine from the Doggie People Collection.
  • Designed, sculpted and made in Shropshire, England by Robert Harrop Designs.
  • Approximately 7.7 inches (196mm) tall.
  • Sculpted by Mike Rogers.
  • Comes complete in a presentation box.
  • Don't forget that Collectors Club Members will receive a 10% Online Discount!

Robert Harrop Designs
Dog Figurine / Statue from The Doggie People Collection

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