In the Middle Ages the power of the Church was stronger than even the most powerful of Kings!!
Kings were careful of the power of the Catholic church in Rome BUT they were also jealous of it as it challenged their own power.
In the 1100's the most powerful King in Europe, HENRY II, found himself in a lot of trouble!!!!
When the powerful Archbishop of Canterbury, THOMAS BECKETT, was brutally MURDERED INSIDE his cathedral - the person blamed was the King Henry!!!!
How could a powerful King end up having responsibility for murdering not only his top churchman but also one of his old best friends!!!! ?? LETS FIND OUT:
1) THE YOUNGER DAYS
2) TRUSTED FRIEND
3) KING HENRY'S PROBLEM WITH THE CHURCH
4) THE FALLING OUT
7) BECKET'S RETURN
8) HENRY'S ANGRY OUTBURST
9) THE MURDER
10) THE RESULTS: A KING SAYS SORRY
YOUTUBE CLIPS EXPLAINING THE STORY OF HENRY AND BECKET
INTERACTIVE TIMELINE OF BECKET AND HENRY II
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