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Dum Spiro Spero (pro Trump)

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

“Will No One Rid Me of This Troublesome Priest?”

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


Locating Becket

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


Henry II

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


Falling down

“The streets of London have their map; our passions remain uncharted.”

Virginia Woolf

The child
falls down

he learns

to walk;
long after

he learns… 7 more words


Becket by Jean Anouilh

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


Murder in the Cathedral (T. S. Eliot)

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