What a great day, in the Trad Calendar for England! But these two martyrdoms seem to me in many ways to signal the cultural end of the Faith S Augustine had brought from Rome to Canterbury.John and Thomas, I think, were two of the commonest names in late Mediaeval England. S John’s popularity may relate to the Wool trade (Ecce Agnus Dei …) and was certainly helped by the massively powerful

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