Thomas Becket part2
Updated: 6/10/2020
Thomas Becket part2
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  • In July 1170, Henry and Becket met in France and Becket agreed to return to England and work for the King
  • Back in England Becket broke his word and expelled bishops who had supported Henry.
  • Some bishops travelled to France and told Henry what Becket was doing.
  • Henry flew into a rage and he called out "Will no one rid me of this troublesome priest?"
  • The knights were loyal to Henry and travelled to Canterbury.
  • Henry sent messengers to stop the knights from killing Thomas Becket, but they arrived too late. Becket had been murdered.
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