Of Materials for the History of Thomas Becket (ed.
When Becket was visited by the justiciar who came to rehearse the judgment, he started to his feet, refused to listen to a word, declared his repudiation of all lay courts and left the hall.
He was buried at Canterbury near the spot where the shrine of St Thomas Becket once stood.
The fine church of St Thomas a Becket is transitional between Norman and Early English, and has a beautiful Norman east end.
The protests of Becket against this usurpation of the rights of Canterbury were the ultimate cause of the primate's murder.
With Becket he withdrew to France during the king's displeasure; he returned with him in 1170, and was present at his assassination.
This conduct forced Alexanders hand, and he gave Becket leave to excommunicate his enemies.
In 1166 Becket received from the pope a commission to publish what censures he thought fit; of which he at once availed himself to excommunicate the king's principal counsellors.
Incensed with Becket for his repudiation of his original sub-.
Her ancient decks were worn and wrinkled, like the pilgrim-worshipped flag-stone in Canterbury Cathedral where Becket bled.