6 edition of Thomas Becket (Reputations Series) found in the catalog.
February 24, 2005
by A Hodder Arnold Publication
Written in English
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|Number of Pages||256|
Thomas Becket was an English priest, and Archbishop of Canterbury, who was murdered in Canterbury Cathedral in People used to think his name was Thomas á Becket, but it is now known to be wrong.. Becket was born in Cheapside, was an intelligent child, who also enjoyed playing sports and he left England to study in essor: Theobald of Bec. The book provides a raft of colourful and interesting details about Becket's life and offers a plausible picture of a man who was surely one of the most remarkable of his age; and even though I was inevitably left with questions, the book sets Becket's life in the context of his times, and describes how he shaped and changed those times.
Becket was a priest and politician who tried to resist the king in his power struggle with the church, and was accidentally murdered on account of a misunderstanding of the king's orders. Thomas Becket, or Thomas A Becket, or Thomas Of London was born about , at Cheapside, the son of Norman parents of the merchant class. When studying the law in his youth, Sir Thomas More kept awake for 19 or 20 hours a day for several months with the help of his. Indeed, More is known to have worn one for most of his life. And when Thomas Becket, Archbishop of Canterbury, was murdered in Canterbury Cathedral, one was unexpectedly discovered beneath his clothing.
This collection tells the story of Thomas Becket's turbulent life, violent death and extraordinary posthumous acclaim in the words of his contemporaries. The only modern collection from the twelfth-century Lives of Thomas Becket in English and features all his major biographers, including many previously untranslated extracts. Providing both a valuable glimpse of the late twelfth-century world. Thomas Becket was the son of a rich London merchant. He grew up to be very powerful. He was archbishop of Canterbury and chancellor to King Henry II. However, he later fell out of favor with the king and was murdered.
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The focus of the book is of course the dispute between Thomas Becket and Henry II, principally over the liberties of the church but increasingly dominated by their acrimonious personal conflict, Thomas Becket book arose from the issue of criminous clerks, became conflated with the archbishop's defence of the rights of the church of Canterbury, and was to /5(92).
The book is also clear about Thomas Becket's life. He sure was the friend of Henry II, in spite or because of a ten years age difference. But this did not mean he took part in Henry's drinking and womanizing. In fact he appears to be a very serious and tedious person who does not really like the pleasures of life, even if, as the Chancellor, he /5(12).
Thomas Becket, also called Thomas à Becket or Thomas of London, (born c. Cheapside, London, England—died DecemCanterbury, Kent; canonized ; feast day December 29), chancellor of England (–62) and archbishop of Canterbury (–70) during the reign of King Henry career was marked by a long quarrel with Henry that ended with Becket’s murder in.
Thomas Becket. Whether that name makes you think of Canterbury, martyrs, or Richard Burton; it regardless is a powerful name. Prolific biographer/historian (and husband of fellow biographer Julia Fox), John Guy opens the door to explore who Becket truly was in Thomas Becket: Warrior, Priest, /5.
Saint Thomas à Becket, or Thomas Becket book Thomas Becket, –70, English martyr, archbishop of Canterbury, b. London. He is called St. Thomas of Canterbury and occasionally St. Thomas of London.
Early Career and Chancellor He came from a middle-class Norman family and was well educated, completing his studies at the Univ.
of Paris. In this lively new biography of Thomas Becket, Guy (A Daughter's Love: Thomas More and His Dearest Meg,etc.) illustrates his vast knowledge of medieval England.
The author explains Becket's non-royal, but hardly peasant, heritage and describes /5(8). Thomas Becket book. Read 6 reviews from the world's largest community for readers.
On 29 DecemberThomas Archbishop of Canterbury was brutally murd /5(6). On 29 DecemberThomas Archbishop of Canterbury was brutally murdered in his cathedral by four knights from the household of his former friend and patron, King Henry II.
The horror that the killing inspired and the miraculous cures performed at Thomas's tomb transfigured him into one of the most popular saints in Western Christendom, and Canterbury became one of the greatest pilgrim /5(2).
Becket is a British-American film about the historic, tumultuous relationship between Henry II of England and his friend-turned-bishop Thomas is a dramatic film adaptation of the play Becket or the Honour of God by Jean Anouilh made by Hal Wallis Productions and released by Paramount Pictures.
It was directed by Peter Glenville and produced by Hal B. Wallis with Joseph H. Hazen Music by: Laurence Rosenthal. On 29 DecemberThomas Archbishop of Canterbury was brutally murdered in his cathedral by four knights from the household of his former friend and patron, King Henry II.
The horror that the killing inspired and the miraculous cures performed at Thomas's tomb transfigured him into one of the most popular saints in Western Christendom, and Canterbury became one of the greatest pilgrim.
The last hours of Thomas Becket’s life, in Decemberare the reason we remember him. If the four knights had not completed their bloody work in the transept of Canterbury Cathedral 5/5.
The story of Thomas Becket (c) is the story of an enigma. This extraordinary archbishop of Canterbury, so gruesomely assassinated in his own cathedral during Vespers on Tuesday, December 29th,helped to change the course of history and yet historians can agree on very little about him.
Discussion of themes and motifs in Jean Anouilh's Becket. eNotes critical analyses help you gain a deeper understanding of Becket so you can excel on your essay or test. The assassination of Thomas Becket in Canterbury Cathedral on 29 December changed the course of history.
Becket was one of the most powerful figures of his time, serving as royal Chancellor and later as Archbishop of Canterbury.
Initially a close friend of King Henry II, the two men became engaged in a bitter dispute that culminated in. Thomas Becket. Archbishop of Canterbury, Birthplace: London, England Location of death: Canterbury, Kent, England Cause of death: Assassination.
Gender: Male Religion: Roman. Thomas Becket, by his contemporaries more commonly called Thomas of London, English chancellor and Archbishop of Canterbury under King Henry II, was born about the year Religion.
“The biographer’s trap,” John Guy remarks in “Thomas Becket,” his portrait of that foremost friend turned foremost foe of Henry II, “is to look for a decisive moment of change.”Author: Alida Becker.
Thomas à Becket, a Saxon of common birth whose love of luxury and desire to elevate himself from his despised origins lead him into a friendship with King Henry, with whom he helps pass the time.
Thomas Becket was the son of a merchant who rose to power during the reign of Henry II. His life came to a violent end when he was murdered at the altar of Canterbury Cathedral on 29 December “Will no one rid me of this troublesome priest?” In Becket was made Chancellor to Henry II.
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Share to Pinterest. Share to Twitter. ISBN: ISBN In this lively new biography of Thomas Becket, Guy (A Daughter’s Love: Thomas More and His Dearest Meg,etc.) illustrates his vast knowledge of medieval author explains Becket’s non-royal, but hardly peasant, heritage and describes Author: John Guy.
Thomas Becket (; also known as Saint Thomas of Canterbury, Thomas of London, and later Thomas à Becket; 21 December c.
(or ) – 29 December ) was Archbishop of Canterbury from until his murder in He is venerated as a saint and martyr by both the Catholic Church and the Anglican engaged in conflict with Henry II of England over the rights and privileges of.Thomas Becket was the Archbishop of Canterbury from until his assassination in This biography of Thomas Becket provides detailed information about his childhood, life, achievements, works & timeline.
Thomas Becket was the Archbishop of Canterbury from until his assassination in and was also popular as Saint Thomas of. 5 Thomas at Canterbury: the first year, 6 The quarrel with the king, 7 Thomas on the defensive, November April 8 Thomas on the attack, April May 9 The path of truth and justice, IIII69 1O The road to glory, 11 The end of the road I2 From death unto life NOTES AND REFERENCES INDEXBrand: University of California Press.