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  • Suspenseful, meticulously researched... Guy's biography scintillates with energetic scene-setting, giving us wherever possible a tactile, visual feel for early medieval England... however well you think you know the story, it is well worth the read

    Financial Times
  • It is to Guy's immense credit that he has written such a lively, effortlessly readable biography - a book that not only corrects many historical errors and uncertainties, but merits reading more than once, for the sheer joy of its super storytelling

    The Times
  • Fine and thought-provoking

    Sunday Times
  • A nuanced portrait of one of English history's most controversial figures

    TLS
  • Entertainingly astute, and in places positively moving - essential reading

    The Independent
  • Meticulously sifts the contemporary sources for Becket's life

    The Telegraph
  • An elegantly written, scrupulously researched and original study

    The Herald
  • A wonderfully moving and subtle new biography - the reading of the assassination in the north transept of the cathedral is almost unbearably intense and brings tears to one's eye

    Daily Express
  • Thoroughly researched. . . an impressive array of contemporary accounts

    Sunday Express
  • The most accessible Life of Thomas Becket to be published in recent years

    TLS

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