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Becket’s History

Thomas Becket rose from middle-class origins in London to become the most powerful administrator and churchman in England.  His career took him across England, France, and Italy but conflict with King Henry II led to his brutal murder in Canterbury Cathedral in 1170.

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Becket's Early Life And Career