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Author Guy, John, 1952 November 17-

Title Thomas Becket : warrior, priest, rebel : a nine-hundred-year-old story retold / John Guy

Publ Info New York : Random House, [2012]
Edition First U.S. edition
 CCRI-Warwick  DA209 .T4 G89 2012    AVAILABLE
 PC-DHS Wash. DC  279.7 T452 G986    AVAILABLE
 RWU Main Library  DA209.T4 G89 2012    AVAILABLE
Descript xxii, 424 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color), maps ; 25 cm
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Note Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents Ancestry -- Upbringing -- Politics -- Paris -- A fresh start -- Apprentice -- Into the limelight -- Arrival at court -- Royal minister -- Bureaucrat and judge -- Warrior -- A solitary man -- Render unto Caesar -- Archbishop -- A broken relationship -- Conversion -- The clash -- Clarendon -- Northampton -- Exile -- Attack and counter-attack -- Search for a settlement -- The case against Becket -- Cat and mouse -- A trial of strength -- Return to Canterbury -- Murder in the cathedral -- Aftermath -- Martyr
Note Drawing on the full panoply of medieval sources, Guy sheds new light on the relationship between Saint Thomas Becket and England's greatest medieval king, Henry II, separating truth from centuries of mythmaking, and casting doubt on the long-held assumption that the headstrong rivals were once close friends. He also provides the fullest accounting yet for Becket's seemingly radical transformation from worldly bureaucrat to devout man of God
LC subject Thomas, Becket, Saint, 1118?-1170
Great Britain -- History -- Henry II, 1154-1189 -- Biography
Christian martyrs -- England -- Biography
Christian saints -- England -- Biography
Statesmen -- Great Britain -- Biography
ISBN 9781400069071 (alk. paper)
1400069076 (alk. paper)