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Bringing together architecture, art and archaeology since 1843.

The British Archaeological Association was founded to promote the study of archaeology, art and architecture and the preservation of our national antiquities. It encourages original research and publishes new work on the history of architecture, art and antiquities of Roman to post-medieval date. Learn more

John Jenkins’ reconstruction of the shrine of Thomas Becket at Canterbury Cathedral, published in The Journal of the British Archaeological Association.

In celebration of the feast of Thomas Becket and the 800th anniversary of the creation of his shrine, the 2020 edition of The Journal of the British Archaeological Association is a special issue focused on Becket. On 7 July 2020, John Jenkins’ article with a proposed reconstruction of the shrine (shown above) has been published in advance of the full issue. Members may wish to discuss the article and reconstruction on our forums.

The Times, ‘Thomas Becket’s casket is digitally reconstructed’

Kent Online‘Shrine of Saint Thomas Becket digitally reconstructed 800 years after his body moved to Canterbury Cathedral’

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Next Lecture 2 Dec 2020 ‘The face of one making for Jerusalem’: The Angel Choir of Lincoln Cathedral and Joy
Next Study Day 5 Dec 2020 Virtual Study Day: Google Earth for Architectural Historians
Next Conference 11 Jan 2021 ‘Our Aelred’: Man, monk and saint

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