Henry II became king in the year 1157 and was quite popular with the people, but was renowned for his very bad temper, which I will explain in further detail in the next slide.
Henry II was famous for having a extremely bad temper-his eyes would become bloodshot, his face would go a deep red, almost like he was having a fit.
Thomas Becket's actions were noticed by the king Henry II. Henry II decided to make Thomas a chancellor. When the archbisop died he promoted Thomas to an archbishop.
After Thomas was promoted to Archbishop of Canterbury he became very religious. Thomas refused to change the power of the Church's Courts, then him and Henry started arguing. Thomas was exceptionally angry when he found out Henry was crowning his son.
In 1170 Thomas Becket went back to England. When he arrived he found crowds of people cheering for him, then they served him a huge feast. It was clear that he was becoming popular in England.
When Henry was extremely mad at Thomas four of his knights overheard him and wanted to make their king happy by going to England to kill Thomas Becket.