{[ promptMessage ]}

Bookmark it

{[ promptMessage ]}

Canterbury tales - became Archbishop At this time Becket...

Info icon This preview shows pages 1–2. Sign up to view the full content.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Tran 1 Vincent Tran Mrs. Hori Honors English 10, Period 7 3 February 2010 The Life of Becket Thomas Becket, also known as Thomas a Becket, was Archbishop of Canterbury from 1162 to 1170. He is venerated a saint and martyr by the Roman Catholic Church and the Anglican community. He engaged in conflict with King Henry II of England over the powers the church and state. He proved to be a nuisance to the king, and the king had him assassinated. Thomas was raised to behave like a gentleman, he often visited the home of his rich family friend, Richer de L’Aigle. He caught the attention of Theobald the Archbishop and was recommended as chancellor to King Henry II. Henry wanted to control the Church and State, and Becket enforced his laws causing him to be hated. In 1162 after the death of Theobald, Becket
Image of page 1

Info icon This preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Image of page 2
This is the end of the preview. Sign up to access the rest of the document.

Unformatted text preview: became Archbishop. At this time Becket became an ascetic and sustained from all luxuries. A rift was created Becket and the King, and Becket resigned from chancellor. The king wanted to pass sixteen constitutions which would seek less clerical independence and weaken connections with Rome, but Becket refused to sign. Becket was finally executed by four knights sent from the King. It is said that after the death of Becket, people found clothes stained with his blood. His blood started healing those ailing with leprosy and other diseases. Beckets body was moved into a shrine and villagers would take pilgrimages and seek his holy powers. Tran 2...
View Full Document

{[ snackBarMessage ]}

What students are saying

  • Left Quote Icon

    As a current student on this bumpy collegiate pathway, I stumbled upon Course Hero, where I can find study resources for nearly all my courses, get online help from tutors 24/7, and even share my old projects, papers, and lecture notes with other students.

    Student Picture

    Kiran Temple University Fox School of Business ‘17, Course Hero Intern

  • Left Quote Icon

    I cannot even describe how much Course Hero helped me this summer. It’s truly become something I can always rely on and help me. In the end, I was not only able to survive summer classes, but I was able to thrive thanks to Course Hero.

    Student Picture

    Dana University of Pennsylvania ‘17, Course Hero Intern

  • Left Quote Icon

    The ability to access any university’s resources through Course Hero proved invaluable in my case. I was behind on Tulane coursework and actually used UCLA’s materials to help me move forward and get everything together on time.

    Student Picture

    Jill Tulane University ‘16, Course Hero Intern