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T. S. Eliot
Drama, History, Tragedy
The title Murder in the Cathedral references the assassination of Archbishop Thomas Becket (c. 1118–70) in Canterbury Cathedral in 1170, at the behest of King Henry II (1133–89) of England, who is also a subject of the play. The conflict between the two men arises over disagreement regarding the power of the English government versus that of the Catholic Church.
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