How Did Thomas Becket Die?


Thomas Becket died in 1170 at the steps of his altar after being stabbed by a sword. He was the Archbishop of Canterbury. It is rumoured that his close personal friend, King Henry II, killed him.
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Thomas Becket, the Archbishop of Canterbury during his time, died in 1173 on the 21st of February in Kent. Becket had disagreed with King Henry II and his bishops over the King's desires to gain power over the Church, and would not agree to changes made to the law by the King. The king was enraged and uttered words that inspired four knights to seek out and murder Becket; they followed him to Canterbury Cathedral and killed him with their swords.
Thomas Becket was murdered by four knights of King Henry II at Canterbury Cathedral in 1170. Henry and Becket had had several disagreements before and many believe that this was what cost him his life.
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