Murder of Thomas Becket, Feudal System , E.C.T......


Murder of Thomas Becket!!!!!!!

1154- Henry became king and made Becket his chief adviser.

1161- Henry made Becket the Archbishop of Canterbery, hoping that he would control the church courts.

Becket then became very riligious and he refused to help Henry end the power of the church courts. He expelled a baron from the church without asking Henry.

Henry passed a law saying that all serious Church court cases had to be tried again in the King's courts

1164- Becket stopped supporting Henry and his laws. Becket ran away to France cuz og Henry's furiosity.

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1170- Henry got the Archbishop of York to crown his son the next King of England. Would be normally done by the Archbishop of Canterbury.

July 1170- Henry and Becket met in France, sorted out their differences, Henry stayed in Normandy and Becket returned to Engalnd.

December 1170- Becket broke his promise, expelled all the bishops who had suppoted Henry from the Church and asked the Pope to punish teh Archbishop of York.

Some bishops went to France and told Henry, who was furious and said " Will no one rid me of this troublesome priest.

Some Knights heard what Henry said and set off for Engalnd. Henry sent messengers to try and stop them.

Knights founf Becket and MURDER HIM!!!!

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feudal sytem:



(work to recieve land from King)


(work to recieve land from tenants)


(Work to recieve land from under-tenants)

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Magna Carta

  • Magna carta did not help:
  • Peasants
  • Rebells
  • Invaders
  • Non free men
  • Some of the Kings
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* John has been upsetting people by putting free-men in prison without a trial or jury. He took goods and food without paying for it. He interfered with the Church and he made traders pay trolls for travelling freely. Finally he collected new taxes without the barons and bishop's approval.

* The charter said that English Kings could or could-not do to fre-men is up to the charter. This is the first time taht English Kings had to obey a set of rules.

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