The murder of Thomas Becket is one of the things that caused the conflict between Henry II and the Catholic Church. The conflict was worsened by Thomas Becket subsequent martyrdom.
The conflict between Henry II and Thomas Becket came into the open when Henry issued the Constitutions of Clarendon, on January 30, 1164. It went on until Becket was murdered on December 29, 1170.
Henry the II killed Thomas Becket.
Henry was angry with Thomas Becket because Becket had just betrayed him by expelling all of the bishops that stood by Henry the II (without Henry's permission)
Saint Thomas Becket was chancellor of England and archbishop of Canterbury during the reign of Henry II and was martyred following a bitter battle with the monarchy over royal control of church law.
King Henry II got angry because Thomas Becket betrayed him by kicking out all the loyal people in the church of England and also kicked out the Archbishop of York. So king Henry II sent out knights to search and to kill Thomas Becket. Then King Henry II tried to stop the nights but it was too late. So that is why King Henry II got angry with Thomas Becket.
Henry II and Thomas Becket quarreled because they grew apart. Becket changed after he became Archbishop, and he stopped supporting Henry II. They also felt differently over the amount of power church courts should be given.
it was because Thomas Becket an Henry II had an argument( not sure when) and Henry II then decided that he had enough and mad the Archbishop of York do the honour when actually it was supposed to be Thomas Becket (the Archbishop of Canterbury's) job.
Thomas Becket fell out with Henry II because Henry chose Thomas to be arch bishop because he wanted the church on his side. But it all went wrong for him. Thomas went to the church's side and forgot all about Henry. that made Henry angry.
They were old friends who had a fight and Henry's knights killed Thomas Becket
Henry II and Thomas Becket were both powerful, Henry as a king and Becket as Archbishop of Canterbury. They were both trying to consolidate or maintain the power of their organizations. And they were both very stubborn.
Henry II to Thomas Becket
King Henry II
Thomas Becket, Archbishop of Canterbury.
None, since Edward II lived long after Thomas Becket died. Thomas lived at the time of king Henry II.
because Henry was jealous about thomas being archbishop of Canterbury
Probably not. Henry II clearly regretted the death of Becket. He was very angry at Becket at the time of Becket's death, but he was also very ill, and we have no precise record of what he said about Becket at the time.
Thomas Becket opposed the Kingâ€˜ Henry II' s interference in ecclesiastical matters. Henry had Thomas executed and the Church considered him to be a martyr and elevated him to sainthood.
Henry II of England.
Henry II hated him for not lettin him rule
he was a friend to henry II!
Henry II got him killed.
When Henry II ascended the throne, he appointed his close friend Thomas à Becket Archbishop of Canterbury. Initially, Becket was supposed to use this role as a vehicle to further Henry II's plans. But Becket realized shortly after assuming the office that he had a moral responsibility to the souls of his parishioners, and that Henry's ambitions were in direct conflict with that. He decided to take his job seriously, and told Henry he couldn't… Read More
After years of quarreling Thomas Becket and Henry II met in France. Henry asked Becket to serve him again and become the Archbishop of Canterbury. Becket this time agreed and sailed of to England to start his new job but he broke a promise to the King, he banished the baron and asked the Pope to punish the Archbishop of York.
It depends. Henry II said "Who will rid me of this turbulent priest?!?" 4 knights then went and killed Thomas Becket, but Henry II, after he heard the news of Thomas Becket's death, was devastated. Henry II didn't mean that someone should murder him, but some people believe that he did mean it. Go to the BBC History for more Info.
Thomas becket fell out with Henry II because Henry chose thomas to be arch bishop because he wanted the church on his side. But it all went wrong for him. thomas went to the church's side and forgot all about Henry. that made Henry angry.
He said 'Will no on rid me of this troublesome priest!'
Thomas Becket opposed King Henry II of England over questions relating to the relative importance of the Church and the Monarchy.
Simply put, King Henry II wanted to get more control over the Church than he had, and Thomas Becket, who as Archbishop of Canterbury was the most powerful Church leader in England, would not let him have it.
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.
Thomas Becket was noticed by the important powers in the church, and the Archbishop Canterbury made him archdeacon. When King Henry II needed a chancellor, Becket was suggested by the man who was archbishop at the time, and Henry and Becket soon became friends. Henry saw to it that Becket became Archbishop when the position became vacant, and this made Becket the most powerful cleric in Britain.
After Thomas Becket was murdered, King Henry II was forced to walk bare foot thorugh the streets, and later whipped for what he had done.
Thomas Becket fled into exile in France in 1164, the same year that King Henry II of England passed the Constitutions of Clarendon.
Thomas Becket fell out with The King (Henry ll) because Henry chose Thomas to be archbishop because he wanted all the church on his side but instead Tomas went to the the churchs side and forgot all about Henry. from Molly xxx
his knights killed for Henry's sake killed Thomas Becket
The murder of Thomas Becket at Canterbury can largely be laid at the feet of King Henry II. Before Becket became the archbishop of Canterbury, he was one of the closest advisors, tutor, and mentor to Henry II. As a reward for his service, Henry II nominated and pushed for Becket to obtain the archbishopric of Catnerbury. Once Becket became archbishop, he attitude changed dramatically. Starting with the Battle Abbey case, Becket opposed Henry II… Read More
Thomas Becket wanted to punish King Henry II of England for trying to increase his own power by taking power away from the Church.
Henry II chose Thomas Becket to be Chancellor (1155-1162) and then ABp of Canterbury (1162-1170)
King Henry II made him Archbishop of Canterbury hoping that he would be easy to control, as he was Henry's friend. Instead he took the Church's side and opposed Henry. This angered Henry and Thomas Becket was killed, Henry claimed it was an accident but probably not.
Henry claimed the right to try clergy in royal courts
Because Henry II didn't like him. Wallop! 1-sentence answer!
He punished himself through religious penance.
Thomas Becket was found guilty of trumped up charges brought by Henry II and fled to Pontigny Abbey, a bit south of Paris. He returned when Henry relented out of fear the Pope would excommunicate him. Not long after, Becket was killed by Henry's knights.
Henry II had Thomas à Becket assassinated. Henry VIII executed Thomas More. I know of no Thomases associated with Henry VII.
Henry II and Thomas Becket fell out. (IDK what that means, but it was on a historical paper...)
He was murdered by king Henry II as he went against him in an argument over the church