The murder of Thomas a Beckett

While visiting Exeter today, Chris, the friend I’m staying with pointed out this boss in the ceiling of Exeter cathedral it depicts the murder of Thomas a Beckett.

The boss was carved in 1340 and recoloured in 1975

The photo was taken by placing my camera on the floor pointing upwards and set a maximum zoom (300mm).  To find the right location to place the camera I followed the lines of the arches and picked a location in the centre of the two columns.  And for once it looks like I got it right!