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A Sherlock Holmes finds Becket's Psalter; sacred mysteries

Aug 22, 2020 - The Daily Telegraph (London)

Christopher de Hamel quotes Sherlock Holmes, as he might, in his latest bit of medieval detective work, showing that a book of the Psalms in a Cambridge college was once a treasured possession of St Thomas Becket. It might have been in his hand when the knights' swords cut him down at Canterbury on Dec 29 1170.

Dr de Hamel is celebrated for his fat and beautifully illustrated book Meetings with Remarkable Manuscripts, a title not his first choice, which nods to Gurdieff 's Meetings with Re...