Saturday, July 03, 2010

The Pilgrim`s Badge

The badge was discovered in the Thames' mud at Billingsgate in the 1980s

It is a souvenir, bought by a pilgrim at Canterbury in the 14th century. it depicts St Thomas of Canterbury, murdered by knights loyal to King Henry II

Archbishop Nichols of Westminster explains why he has chosen to speak about the object in a BBC-British Museum series about important objects in The British Museum.