Here’s what I want for a Donald Trump Presidency.
In a word, conversion.
The story goes that Thomas Becket did not want Henry II to name him Archbishop of Canterbury. 188 more words
4 months, 3 weeks ago
The Write Stuff
Thomas Becket, Archbishop of Canterbury, was murdered on this date in 1170, after he and King Henry II had experienced escalating disagreements. The incident inspired Jean Anouilh’s… 10 more words
5 months ago
Medieval Art Research
How can the life and cult of Thomas Becket be traced through material culture? This was the question at the heart of the ‘Locating Becket’ workshop, sponsored by… 1,181 more words
5 months, 1 week ago
Under the Tudor Rose
I will elaborate more on Henry II at a later time, here just a sketchy portrait on the 862nd anniversary of his coronation, and a way to get back to blogging again. 328 more words
“The streets of London have their map; our passions remain uncharted.”
he learns… 7 more words
7 months ago
Beating Thomas Jefferson's Library
This is one of my favorite plays ever. I love the story of Thomas A’Becket, anyways, but this play makes the story very palatable.
I found this play through Netflix, actually. 354 more words
9 months ago
Sometimes I read something and I think, Why? Why did I just read that? How was that necessary to life?
Eliot’s account of Thomas à Becket’s murder is like that. 471 more words
10 months, 3 weeks ago