The death of Thomas Becket is a well known event because of its unforeseen results. Henry II’s rage undid his plans to assert his power resulting in his shame and his victim’s ascent into sainthood.
Thomas Becket was...
When Becket was made Archbishop of Canterbury, he...
started wearing a hair shirt
became Henry II's great friend
became Henry II's Chancellor
Who was the most powerful?
Becket refused to sign the Constitutions of Clarendon because he said that...
the king was too powerful
clerics would be punished twice for the same crime
the Church courts were too powerful
Henry shouted for Becket's death when Becket...
threatened to excommunicate him
excommunicated three Bishops
refused to sign the Constitutions of Clarendon
How many knights rode to Canterbury to kill Becket?
What happened to the knights who murdered Becket?
The Pope excommunicated them
Henry excommunicated them
They were forgiven by the Pope
To show he was sorry for Becket's death, Henry II...
let some monks whip him
gave up on the Constitutions of Clarendon
was excommunicated by the Pope
Which medieval chronicler was wounded during the murder of Becket?
Theobald of Canterbury
What did Henry VIII do in 1538?
He went on pilgrimage to Becket's shrine
He ordered Becket's shrine to be destroyed
He put the dead saint on trial