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Archbishop Thomas and King Henry II

Thomas Howell Corfe

Archbishop Thomas and King Henry II

by Thomas Howell Corfe

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Published by Cambridge University Press, 1980, c1975. in Cambridge, New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Thomas, -- à Becket, Saint, -- 1118?-1170.,
  • Henry -- II, -- King of England, -- 1133-1189.,
  • Great Britain -- History -- Henry II, 1154-1189.

  • Edition Notes

    StatementTom Corfe.
    SeriesCambridge introduction to the history of mankind : Topic book
    The Physical Object
    Pagination48 p. :
    Number of Pages48
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL21811393M

    Published under title: Archbishop Thomas and King Henry II. Includes index. Description: 51 pages: illustrations ; 22 x 23 cm. Series Title: Cambridge topic book. Other Titles: Archbishop Thomas and King Henry II: Responsibility: Tom Corfe.   Introduction: The dispute between King Henry II of England and Thomas Becket, archbishop of Canterbury, is one of the most memorable episodes of the twelfth century. Becket’s murder, a shocking event that left the floor of Canterbury Cathedral splattered with blood and brains, catapulted the archbishop into sainthood and lasting historical.

    Thomas Becket was an English priest, and Archbishop of Canterbury, who was murdered in Canterbury Cathedral in People used to think his name was Thomas á Becket, but it is now known to be wrong.. Becket was born in Cheapside, was an intelligent child, who also enjoyed playing sports and he left England to study in Paris. In Becket was made Chancellor to Henry II. Henry trusted him and his advice. The king was keen to increase his control over the Church. In Theobald, the Archbishop of Canterbury, died and Henry saw an opportunity to install his friend in the position. Becket was made a priest, then a bishop, and finally the Archbishop of Canterbury in.

    B. LETTER OF ARCHBISHOP ST. THOMAS A BECKET TO KING HENRY II, ) These are the words of the archbishop of Canterbury to the king of the English. With desire I have desired to see your face and to speak with you; greatly for my own sake but more for yours.   Henry II was an enigma to contemporaries, and has excited widely divergent judgments ever since. Dramatic incidents of his reign, such as his quarrel with Archbishop Becket and his troubled relations with his wife, Eleanor of Aquitaine, and his sons, have attracted the attention of historical novelists, playwrights, and filmmakers, but with no unanimity of Reviews:


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Thomas Becket (/ ˈ b ɛ k ɪ t /), also known as Saint Thomas of Canterbury, Thomas of London and later Thomas à Becket (21 December or – 29 December ), was Archbishop of Canterbury from until his murder in He is venerated as a saint and martyr by both the Catholic Church and the Anglican engaged in conflict with Henry II, King Monarch: Henry II.

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Saint Thomas Becket, chancellor of England and archbishop of Canterbury during the reign of King Henry II. His career was marked by a long quarrel with Henry that ended with Becket’s murder in Canterbury Cathedral.

Learn more about his life, career, and martyrdom. Get this from a library. Archbishop Thomas and King Henry II. [Tom Corfe] -- Discusses the events surrounding the murder of Thomas à Becket, the Archbishop of Canterbury, and the living conditions in England during the reign of Henry II.

The part about Henry II’s rhetorical question is probably apocryphal, but the murder of Thomas Becket surely took place, and he was, indeed, killed by four knights with close ties to Henry II.

Even by medieval standards, the cold-blooded murder of an archbishop in a cathedral was considered to be bad form and beyond the pale. When Henry II became king inhe asked Archbishop Theobald of Bec for advice on choosing his government ministers.

On the suggestion of Theobald, Henry appointed Thomas Becket as his chancellor. Becket's job was an important one as it involved the distribution of royal charters, writs and letters. The quarrel between Thomas Becket and King Henry II of England lasted 7 years between and It was entwined with bitterness, heightened by their previous personal friendship and Thomas laterly finding God, which resulted in him leveraging a whole new network of power against his previous friend and boss.

Thomas Becket - St. Thomas Becket - As archbishop: For almost a year after the death of Theobald, the see of Canterbury was vacant.

Thomas was aware of the king’s intention and tried to dissuade him by warnings of what would happen. Henry persisted and Thomas was elected. Once consecrated, Thomas changed both his outlook and his way of life.

Thomas Becket was appointed Archbishop of Canterbury, England’s highest religious position, in under the reign of Henry II. His appointment came as little surprise as the two were known to be close friends, sharing pastimes including hunting, riding and playing jokes.

Becket was one of the most powerful figures of his time, serving as royal Chancellor and later as Archbishop of Canterbury. Initially a close friend of King Henry II, the two men became engaged in a bitter dispute that culminated in Becket’s shocking murder by knights with close ties to the king.

Archbishop Thomas Becket is brutally murdered in Canterbury Cathedral by four knights of King Henry II of England, apparently on orders of the king.

InHenry II. Thomas Becket. Archbishop of Canterbury, Birthplace: London, England Location of death: Canterbury, Kent, England Cause of death: Assassination.

Gender: Male Religion: Roman. Thomas Becket, by his contemporaries more commonly called Thomas of London, English chancellor and Archbishop of Canterbury under King Henry II, was born about the year Religion.

Solemn excommunication scene from the classic film Becket, starring Richard Burton as Archbishop Thomas Becket, Peter O'Toole as King Henry II of England, and John Gielgud as King Louis VII of France. The archbishop had long been a close friend of Henry II but they fell out, with spectacular rows over whether the crown or the church.

Thomas Becket was the son of a rich London merchant. He grew up to be very powerful. He was archbishop of Canterbury and chancellor to King Henry II. However, he later fell out of favor with the king and was murdered.

Henry II, –89, king of England (–89), son of Matilda, queen of England, and Geoffrey IV, count of was the founder of the Angevin, or Plantagenet, line in England and one of the ablest and most remarkable of the English kings. Early Life Henry's early attempts to recover the English throne, which he claimed through his mother, were unsuccessful.

Henry, king of England, fearing that the blessed Thomas, the archbishop of Canterbury, would pronounce sentence of excommunication against his own person, and lay an interdict on his kingdom, appealed in behalf of himself and his kingdom, to the presence of the Supreme Pontiff; and sending envoys to him, requested that he would send one or two.

Henry II was an enigma to contemporaries, and has excited widely divergent judgements ever since. Dramatic incidents of his reign, such as his quarrel with Archbishop Becket and his troubled relations with his wife, Eleanor of Aquitaine, and his sons, have attracted the attention of historical novelists, playwrights and filmmakers, but with no unanimity of interpretation/5(2).

Background. King Henry II appointed his chancellor, Thomas Becket, as Archbishop of Canterbury in This appointment was made to replace Theobald of Bec, the previous archbishop, who had died in Henry hoped that by appointing his chancellor, with whom he had very good relations, royal supremacy over the English Church would be reasserted and.

Match the description to the person or term. the "Conqueror" Henry II 2. a list of property holders William 3. the archbishop of Canterbury Thomas à Becket 4. lost the throne to William 1 Edward I 5. lost most English possessions in France King John 6.

set up the forerunner of the modern grand jury Domesday Book 7. conquered Wales Henry I 8. called "Beauclerc". At dusk on the evening of 29 Decemberthe archbishop of Canterbury, Thomas Becket, was murdered in the half-light of his cathedral by four knights.

They had arrived in the afternoon at the archbishop’s lodging, claiming to bear a message from King Henry II. A violent argument soon broke out, and Thomas took refuge in the church.King Henry II. When Henry II became king he asked Theobald of Bec, the Archbishop of Canterbury, for advice on choosing his government ministers.

On the suggestion of Theobald, Henry appointed Thomas Becket, who was twelve years his junior, as his chancellor. Becket's job was an important one as it involved the distribution of royal charters. With these infamous words King Henry II of England set in motion the murder of the Archbishop of Canterbury, Thomas Becket, and forever doomed his legacy, while Beckett was launched into Sainthood.

This most famous of medieval murders is the best remembered incident of the lives of both Henry and Becket, but what is often forgotten is the.