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Thomas Becket and Henry II in stained glass from Chester Cathedral - Henry, exasperated and enraged at Beckett's intransigence, (which matched his own ) uttered those final, fatal words "Will no one rid me of this turbulent priest?". Four knights, taking him at his word, proceeded to England...

On this day 15th July 1207 – King John of England King John expels Canterbury monks for supporting Archbishop Stephen Langton. We have many Lordship titles that date back to this time. If you want something very special though we have rights to the Barony Titles used by the Barons when King John was forced to sign Magnate Carta at Runemede. - ltaylor@manorial.co.uk

✯ Staurolite - The twin crystals found on staurolite are sometimes called "Fairy Stone" or "Fairy Cross". Once believed to be created by the tears of fairies whom could not help but cry when they heard of Christ's crucifixion. Since the first time it was worn, it has been considered a good luck charm as well as a charm that would protect children from evil spirits, counters effects of aging, and helps to find lost objects. :: Photo by Rob Lavinsky ✯

Blessed Imelda Lambertini: A favorite of First Communion children. Her incorrupt body can be seen at the Church of St. Sigismund. Read her great story...