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Why was becket made archbishop of cantenbury?
He lived in England, was born in London, and was the Archbishop of Canterbury.
After Thomas Becket, there was no archbishop for a while, and then the position went to a man called Richard of Dover. There is a link below.
Thomas Becket was Archbishop of Canterbury for only 8 years 1162 until his death in 1170. Incidently, he spent a large portion of this time in exile in France.
Thomas Becket was Arch Bishop of Canterbury from 1162 through his death in his own Cathedral in 1170.
Thomas Becket was a good friend of and chancellor to the then King Henry II. He was the king's sponser for Archbishop of Canterbury-the leading post in the English Churc…h-the waek papacy followed the king's wishes
He became archbishop in 1162, June the 3rd!
becket and henry were good friends.henry decided to make becket archbishop
Thomas Becket was Archbishop of Canterbury from 1162 until his murder in 1170. He is venerated as a saint and martyr by both the Catholic Church and the Anglican Communion.
he was a friend to henry II!
Thomas Beckett was appointed Archbishop of Canterbury in 1162 and was murdered in Canterbury Cathedral on December 29th 1170.
Because if you are an Archbishop you have God as a master, instead of the King.
He was archibshop from 1162-1170 making it 8 years, but he went to France in 1164 and came back in 1170. In the same year, 1170, he also got murdered
Thomas Becket became The Archbishop of Canterbury because King Henry II wanted him archbishop. He wanted him archbishop because Becket was his best friend and he wanted Becket… to change the rules of the church for him.
After the murder of Thomas Becket the Archbishopric remained vacant for two years. The king wanted to install his own candidate (the bishop of Meaux), but the monks insisted o…n holding a free and fair election. The monks chose Robert, the abbot of Bec in Normandy, but he was too nervous to accept the position of archbishop. The murder of Becket continued to have an impact for some time . . . The monks held another election and this time Richard, Prior of Dover was selected. This choice was not supported by the king, who appealed against the decision (he still thought he should have full control over Church matters). Despite this, Richard was made archbishop of Canterbury in 1174 and he remained so until his death in 1184.
23 May 1162