In view of my recent speculations about the identity of the Great Eagle, I was interested in as well as pleased by the recent proclamation by the President of the United States asking that St Thomas Becket be honoured by ceremonies in churches:

NOW, THEREFORE, I, DONALD J. TRUMP, President of the United States of America, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and the laws of the United States, do hereby proclaim December 29, 2020, as the 850th anniversary of the martyrdom of Saint Thomas Becket. I invite the people of the United States to observe the day in schools and churches and customary places of meeting with appropriate ceremonies in commemoration of the life and legacy of Thomas Becket.