Reaves-Wilson Family

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  • ID: I21052
  • Name: Thomas a' Becket ARCHBISHOP OF CANTERBURY
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: ABT 1118 in of London, England
  • Death: 1170 in Canterbury Cathedral, Kent, England
  • Note: Murdered.
  • _FA1: Made Archbishop by King Henry II in 1162.
  • _FA2: Sent by Theobald, Archbshp Canterbury, to study canon law at Bologna & Auxerre.
  • _FA3: Archdeacon of Canterbury 1154-62.
  • _FA4: Vigorous Chancellor under King Henry II, 1155-62.
  • _FA5: Organized campaign & fought in war with Toulouse (1159).
  • _FA6: After his acsension, became uncompromising defender of rights of the church.
  • _FA7: Defended such rights particularly against lay power, especially of the King.
  • _FA8: Refused to seal Constitutions of Clarendon, & fled to France, 1164.
  • _FA9: ABT 1170 Persuaded Pope Alexander III to suspend bishops who crowned Prince Henry.
  • _FA1: 1170 Forced King Henry II to reconcilation, refused absolution of the Bishops.
  • _FA1: Murdered by four overzealous knights of the Court.
  • _FA1: Canonized 1173. Shrine plundered by King Henry VIII in 1538.
  • Change Date: 13 AUG 2001

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