Thomas Becket

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  • I'm Henry, the king.
  • I'm Thomas, the financial advisor.
  • I am proud to declare Thomas Becket the new Archbishop of Canterbury!
  • I must escape before I am doomed!
  • Henry the second and Thomas Becket are good friends, but Henry is getting annoyed with the church's power and wants to control it. Henry knows Becket is loyal to him, and he has a plan...
  • I'll be fine... If I run quick enough!
  • Becket! Come back here at once!
  • Hmmmm...
  • O-o-o-okay, i-if you say so...
  • Henry decides to make Thomas archbishop so he and Thomas can work together to control the church's power, Thomas likes the plan.
  • WILL NO-ONE RID ME OF THIS TROUBLESOME PRIEST?!?
  • I dunno...
  • But a problem shows up with Henry's plan, Thomas becomes very religous, and stands up for the church. Henry's plan is falling apart! Henry gets so angry Thomas flees to France.
  • What have we done...
  • Wimps... They should't even be knights!
  • Thomas and Henry agree to meet up in England and resolve the argument, but Becket carried on annoying the king, and disobeying him.
  • Unfortunately for Thomas, the knights interpret Henry's anger the wrong way..
  • C'mon! If we do it the king will reward us!
  • ...And commit a great crime, while wrongly thinking this will please the king. They murdered Thomas in the cathedral...
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