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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...
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