December 29 1170 – Thomas Becket is Assassinated Inside Canterbury Church by Knights Connected with King Henry II of England

December 29 1170 – Thomas Becket is Assassinated Inside Canterbury Church by Knights Connected with King Henry II of England5 (100%) 2 votes Wikimedia Commons The silence of a cold British night was broken by one of the most famous murders of the Middle Ages on December 29, 1170: four knights of King Henry II of England slipped into Canterbury Church to kill Thomas Becket, the Archbishop. After years of controversy with the monarchy over authority held by the church and state, the king had the last word. In the 12th century, much of western Europe submitted wholeheartedly to the guarantee of salvation provided by the Roman Catholic Church. Fearing […]