Thomas Becket by John Guy

Becket

Another familiar story – who hasn’t heard about the murdered Archbishop? – but once again a book that helps to flesh out the details. Covers not just Becket’s early life but also gives an assessment of the feud with Henry II and outlines what happened – without descending in to hagiography. In the end it’s hard not to come to the conclusion that this was simply a battle of wills between two incredibly stubborn individuals.

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