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    Alexandria Thompson Murder of Sir Thomas Becket 3/27/2017 Dr. Kauffman The Murder of Thomas Becket The murder of Thomas Becket was the result of a long and bitter dispute between both Becket and King Henry. Becket was serving as Archbishop of Canterbury, and his murder on the altar steps of Canterbury cathedral caused a political frenzy to occur and spread throughout Europe. Becket’s death occurred because of the rash actions of four soldiers who misinterpreted an upset kings wishes. King Henry

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    1118 Thomas Becket was born on St. Thomas day. Thomas Becket came from a loving family and was very educated. Thomas Becket attended the canons regular a Merton Priority in Sussex, and then attended the University of Paris. When Becket returned home from college his parents had passed away. Thomas Becket was then urged to make his way through life with no aid from anyone and a better future. Anyone that knows Thomas Becket knows him as a strongly built and very spirited young man. Becket also loved

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    Essay Honor versus Friendship in Becket

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    Honor versus Friendship in Becket      Anouilh's Becket offers the story of the relationship between Thomas Becket and Henry II, King of England.  The relationship begins with the two being fun-loving and teasing friends, develops into a rough-and-tumble relationship, and then ends in cold hatred.  Because he will not give in to his demands Henry has Becket executed in Canterbury Cathedral.  Becket had been Henry's friend and loyal supporter until he became Archbishop of Canterbury.  At that

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    Thomas Becket was born to a wealthy London family around 1118. His talents as a clerk were noticed by the then Archbishop of Canterbury, Theobold (At that time, the Archbishop of Canterbury was one of the most powerful men in England, after the King.) After successfully taking part in missions to Rome, he was noticed by King Henry II who appointed Thomas Becket to be his Chancellor. Becket quickly became a favorite of Henry II. Thomas was loyal, dedicated and very talented in managing the nation’s

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    of Thomas Becket. Thomas Becket was murdered in Canterbury Cathedral on December 29, 1170 by a group of knights who believed that King Henry II of England had ordered the murder of Becket after a dispute between the two. Immediately after the murder, Becket was canonized and recognized as a martyr to the church and ever since pilgrims have gone to Canterbury Cathedral to honor and remember Becket. There are many primary sources that are available to me as I investigate Thomas Becket. Because of

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    St Thomas Becket (December 21, 1118 – December 29, 1170) was Archbishop of Canterbury from 1162 to 1170. He engaged in a conflict with King Henry II over the rights and privileges of the Church and was assassinated by followers of the king in Canterbury Cathedral. Life before his consecration Thomas Becket (also known as Thomas à Becket, although many people consider this incorrect)[1] was born in London sometime between 1115 and 1120, though most authorities agree that he was born December

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    Saint Thomas Becket was born in London on December 21, 1118. The Archbishop of Canterbury, Theobold, noticed St. Thomas’ talent. Taking part in missions to Rome, he was recognized by King Henry II. King Henry appointed St. Thomas to be his Chancellor. They both became friends very quickly. St. Tomas was very loyal and put the King’s interest first. In 1162, the King had St. Thomas picked for Archbishop of Canterbury. He expected St. Thomas to continue he devotion to him. St. Thomas became very devoted

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    Thomas Becket “If all the swords in England were pointed against my head, your threats would not move me.” This quote by Thomas Becket himself displays his character in his later life. Thomas Becket’s life can be summarized into three main events: Thomas becoming an archbishop, his murder, and his death’s impact on the world. In London, around 1118, a child was born to Norman French parents (Howard). They named him Thomas. He grew up like a normal child of that age, “stormy and proud, selfish and

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    St. Thomas Becket

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    Let us remember the venerated Saint, Thomas Becket, who is an everlasting symbol to not only the Canterbury Cathedral, but also of what happens when temporal and spiritual refuse to meet at a consensus. • St. Thomas Becket, once former Chancellor under the reign of King Henry II, and close confidant, was offered the position of Archbishop of Canterbury in hopes that he would serve his King rather than God. • St. Becket refused claiming that he could not serve two rulers simultaneously

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    The case of Becket and The Lion in Winter is a unique one within cinema. Even though they are technically not made by the same people, these two films share many characters, including the lead played by Peter O’Toole. They both draw on the history behind Henry II and yet differ from both the actual history and each other. But why did these films make changes, and what do they say about both the craft of film and the time that they came from? By examining the characters’ portrayals and the differences

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