murder and the making of a saint
Client: The British Museum, 2021
Authors: Lloyd de Beer and Naomi Speakman
Hardback | 272pp | 250 x 220 mm
‘If you cannot make it to the show itself, then I implore you to buy the catalogue, which is one of the best I’ve ever read – scholarly and entertaining, a good history book in its own right.’ – Tim Stanley, The Telegraph
It was fascinating to work as book designer on this extraordinary project. Published to accompany the hugely popular British Museum exhibition Thomas Becket: murder and the making of a saint, the book tells the story of Becket’s dramatic life, death and legacy through a stunning array of objects, including medieval stained glass, manuscripts, jewellery and sacred reliquaries.