OCR A2 History English Government & Church 1066-1216 - Archbishop Podcasts Transcript

OCR A2 History English Government & Church 1066-1216.

Transcript of the Podcasts on the following archbishops: Lanfranc, Anselm, Ralph d'Escures, Theobald, Thomas Becket, Hubert Walter, Stephen Langton.

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Sources: Ruling England by Richard Huscroft, Articles on BBC History by Dr. Mike Ibeji, class notes, http://collegehistory.wordpress.com/england-1066-1216-a2/. No copyright infringement intended.

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The Church ­ Podcast Transcript

Lanfranc

Hello, and welcome to this OCR A2 History Revision Podcast on the English
Government & Church 10661216 by me, Sacha Moore. This podcast will
discuss Lanfranc, his aims in terms of church reform, his relations with…

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to division. Lanfranc's close alignment with William therefore meant poor
relations between Archbishop and Pope.

Under William and Lanfranc, Canon Law was also widely developed. On
Lanfranc's request, William empowered the first church courts and prevented lay
judges from interfering in spiritual…

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Anselm remained Archbishop (on and off) until his death in 1109 Frank Barlow's
metaphor that "the Pastoral Staff was thrust into Anselm's clenched fist " goes
some way to highlight Anselm's unwillingness to take up the duties of his role.

From the…

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Anselm's relationship with the Pope, on the other hand, was far stronger for the
majority of his archiepiscopate than his relations with the King, and this was
largely due to his sympathy and support with the ideals of the Papal Reform
movement…

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allowed to preside over a reforming council) went some way to improving the
relationship between Archbishop and King and strengthen the English church
whilst causing a decline in the relations between Archbishop and Pope.

The main effect of Ralph's archiepiscopate, however, was…

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those of Theobald. On his return from Rome, Theobald swore an oath of fealty to
Stephen, showing good relations between King and Archbishop. This was,
however, to be the high point of the relationship between the two Theobald was
a keen advocate…

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arguably managed to strengthen the position of the church in England by his
extension of Canon Law. His exertion of primatial authority goes further to
highlight that much developed in the archiepiscopate of Theobald.

Becket
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throwaway comment "will noone rid me of this troublesome priest?", four
knights travelled to Canterbury and murdered Becket.

Although Becket did achieve some things in terms of strengthening the English
church during his lifetime, most notably in his stand against the Constitution…

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would be in 1200 when he held a reforming council in London, where he put
forward 14 new church laws which related to both financial affairs and the duties
of clergymen. Walter also acted as a mediator between the King and the…

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as a traitor. John also exiled the monks at Canterbury, and in response, the
Pope put England under a Papal interdict in 1207 and excommunicated John in
1209. Although this might sound very serious, the interdict did, in many ways,
suite John…

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