Tuesday, December 29, 2009
This Day in History...
December 29, 1170 - Thomas Becket, Archbishop of Canterbury, was murdered in Canterbury Cathedral by four knights believing they were acting on direct orders from King Henry II. Becket's death turned him into a martyr and haunted Henry II for the rest of his life.
If you are interested in reading about Becket and Henry II, Sharon Kay Penman's trilogy (When Christ and His Saints Slept, Time and Chance, and Devil's Brood) covers this time period.