The Relationship of Friendship between two important historic people
Author: Sandy Lupusor;
Teacher: Efros Daniela;
Form: 7 th
Henry II became king of England in 1154.
Henry II he ruled as King of England and, at various times, controlled parts of Wales, Scotland and western France. Henry, the great-grandson of William the Conqueror, was the first of the House of Plantagenet to rule England. Henry was the first to use the title <<King of England>>.
In this year Canterbury Cathedral was the most powerful religious centre in the country.
One archbishop recommended Thomas to the king.
He was tall and thin, with dark hair and a pale face, with an extraordinary memory.
They became very good friends
In a short time they became inseparable.
Thomas, older than king with 15 years may have felt as an elder-brother.
Becket helped king
He helped king in state affairs.
And in his private life.
King made Thomas Chancellor
Thomas became Chancellor of England.
Than he became Archbishop .
Thomas became rich
He became as rich as the king if not richer.
Henry II wanted to control the church with Becket
Becket wanted to protect the rights of the church.
Their relationship became antagonistic.
<< Will none of this idle people who eat my bread rid me of this trouble-some priest >>
Some of knights misinterpreted those violent words.
On 29 th of December those knights cut down Becket with their swords right on steps of the altar.
Many peoples started to visit Thomas tomb.
King c ame to Thomas tomb too.
And Canterbury Cathedral has become a place of pilgrimage for sick people.