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Title:
Thomas Becket : his last days
Author:
Urry, William, 1913-1981.
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Publication Information:
Stroud : Sutton, 1999.
Physical Description:
192 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Language:
English
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ISBN:
9780750921794
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Book

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Summary

Focusing on the last month of Becket's life after his return to Canterbury, the author describes the dispute that broke out with renewed ferocity culminating in his murder in the Cathedral by four of the King's knights and concludes with an Epilogue reviewing his reputation in the centuries since his death.


Author Notes

Dr. William Urry (1913-81) was the city and cathedral archivist at Canterbury and later became University Reader in Medieval Western Palaeography at Oxford and a professorial fellow of St. Edmund Hall.


Table of Contents

Dr Henry Mayr-Harting
Forewordp. vii
Introductionp. xiii
Prologue: The King and Becketp. 1
Chapter 1 The Return from Exilep. 31
Chapter 2 The Plotp. 65
Chapter 3 Christmas at Canterbury, 1170p. 74
Chapter 4 The Interview at the Palacep. 100
Chapter 5 The Murderp. 127
Chapter 6 The Aftermathp. 150
Epilogue: The Holy Blisful Martirp. 169
Notesp. 182
Further Readingp. 186
Indexp. 187