A meeting of nobles called by Henry II of England at Northampton rules that Thomas Becket is guilty of contempt of royal authority. Becket is named after Thomas à Becket (1118-70 AD), who stood resolutely at the intersection of church and state. Henry II of England, Louis VII of France and Thomas Becket met at Montmirail to hold peace talks. Bernard founds monastery at Clairvaux.

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Father – Gilbert Becket Mother – Matilda Timeline: 1093. Public opinion of the time and subsequent history have laid the blame for the murder at the feet of Becket's former close personal friend, King Henry II. It will be 850 years since his dramatic murder on 29 December 1170 in Canterbury Cathedral, and 800 years since his body was moved on 7 July 1220 from a tomb in the Cathedral’s Crypt into a glittering shrine. Learn and revise about Thomas Becket and Henry II’s fight between Church and monarch with BBC Bitesize KS3 History. Thomas Becket (/ ˈ b ɛ k ɪ t /), also known as Saint Thomas of Canterbury, Thomas of London and later Thomas à Becket (21 December 1119 or 1120 – 29 December 1170), was Archbishop of Canterbury from 1162 until his murder in 1170.

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A sword's crushing blow extinguished the life of Thomas Becket, Archbishop of Canterbury, on a cold December evening as he struggled on the steps of his altar. ... Timeline. Percy Driscoll dies and leaves Tom in the care of Judge Driscoll. Becket’s death remains one of the most famous stories associated with Medieval England. 1155 (Age: 37yrs) Spring. Learn more about his life, career, and martyrdom. As a friend of King Henry II, Becket served as Chancellor of England and oversaw the laws of the kingdom. Thomas Becket was born in around 1120, the son of a prosperous London merchant. 1118 CE - 1170 CE: Life of the Saint Thomas Becket. Déjà vu: Pudd'nhead takes Tom's fingerprints again. A timeline of the life of Thomas Becket, Archbishop of Canterbury who was murdered in Canterbury Cathedral and became a saint. Is this just another tale of a King and trusted confidantes relationship turned sour? Skip to content. First Crusade Launched By Council of Clermont. Thomas Becket, Archbishop of Canterbury, was killed in December 1170. 2020 marks an important dual anniversary for the extraordinary figure of Thomas Becket. His career was marked by a long quarrel with Henry that ended with Becket’s murder in Canterbury Cathedral. The brutal event sent a tremor through Medieval Europe. Thomas Becket was buried inside Canterbury Cathedral and his shrine became an important place for visiting pilgrims.