Thomas Beckett

What are the main facts surrounding thomas beckets life and death?

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Thomas Becket was born in 1118, in Cheapside, London an died on 29th December 1170.
jon.ellis
31 March 2011
Henry II made him his chancellor and the two became close friends. In 1161, he became Archbishop of Canterbury.
jon.ellis
31 March 2011
He stood up to the King over matters of State v Church, leading him to flee the country in 1164 to France where he stayed for a number of years.
jon.ellis
31 March 2011
On 29th December 1170, four knights murdered Becket in Canterbury Cathedral. He was made a saint in 1173.
jon.ellis
31 March 2011
Depending on how blood thirsty you are, you can find out alot about his grisly murder online.
jon.ellis
31 March 2011
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