Who Killed Thomas Becket?
WHO KILLED THOMAS BECKET?
The strange truth behind the most notorious murder in British medieval history. 1x50".
October Films / Lodestar Productions for Channel 4. Exec Producer Adam Bullmore; written, directed and produced by Andrew Chater.
According to legend, four knights murdered Archbishop Thomas Becket. But this 'troublesome priest' had a whole host of enemies.
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A friendship turns sour: Becket confronts the King. (Becket played by Guy Henry; Henry II played by Rupert Wickham)
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Becket is forced into exile, and mortifies his flesh...
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Becket returns to England, provoking his enemies and inviting martyrdom.
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Described by the chroniclers in forensic detail, Becket's murder is the most notorious in medieval history.
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The sanctification of a martyr: how the Church turned Becket's grubby demise into a triumphal victory.
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