St. Thomas Becket
Pilgrims go on a journey to visit the shrine of St. Thomas Becket.<br> www.shmoop.com Free summary and analysis of the events in Geoffrey Chaucer's The Canterbury Tales: General Prologue & Frame Story that won't make you snore. We promise.
Where Becket died quickly became a place of pilgrimage. People left valuables at the spot of his death. It became a shrine to him and people claimed that a visit to the shrine left them free of illness and disease. www.historylearningsite.co.uk Thomas Becket, Archbishop of Canterbury, was killed in December 1170. Becket’s death remains one of the most famous stories associated with Medieval England.  In Medieval England the Church was all powerful. The fear of going to Hell was very real and people were told that only the Catholic Church could save your soul so that …
The Church reserved the right to try felons in their own religious courts of justice and not the crown courts. King Henry II wanted the Church to have less control. Becket refused to give King Henry power over the Church. www.eyewitnesstohistory.com Eye witness account of the murder of the Archbishop of Canterbury.
Becket refused to listen to King Henry which resulted in his murder. Becket was murdered in the Canterbury Cathedral by four knights. www.bbc.co.uk Read a brief biography about Thomas Becket who was made archbishop of Canterbury by Henry II. Discover what led to his infamous murder.
King Henry appointed Becket as the Archbishop although Becket did not agree with his way of ruling<br> www.historylearningsite.co.uk Thomas Becket, Archbishop of Canterbury, was killed in December 1170. Becket’s death remains one of the most famous stories associated with Medieval England.  In Medieval England the Church was all powerful. The fear of going to Hell was very real and people were told that only the Catholic Church could save your soul so that …

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