Becket; The Story of His Quarrel with Henry II, Dramatised

Becket; The Story of His Quarrel with Henry II, Dramatised

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1879 edition. Excerpt: ... De Cornhelle (Sheriff of Kent). Stay, stay, my lord archbishop, stay, I say: I have a strict command to lay on thee In thy King's name--the King this side the water. Becket. And what is that? but tell me first thy name, And show me thy authority. Gervase De Cornhelle. I will. Here is a letter from the King to thee. My lord archbishop, dost thou own this Prince To be thy King? Wilt thou obey him then, Swear unto him allegiance? Answer that! I am the Sheriff of this county Kent, To which thou comest trampling thy brethren Underfoot; and that because they did obey Their King and thine. Them thou hast dared, I say, To excommunicate, and that without The knowledge of the King--a traitor's act. The bishops he commands thee to absolve. Remove from all these good and loyal men The censures of the Church. If thou refuse, 'Tis at thy peril. Becket. I have a right and--Randolph De Broc (interrupting him). We come not here to argue but to act: We can compel obedience to commands. Becket. Randolph de Broc, I scorn to answer thee, Bide thou thy time, which will have come, I trow, When Antichrist shall reign. Then thou canst drink The blood of martyred saints. I do defy Thee and thy myrmidons. Randolph De Broc. Now by the eyes--Gervase De Cornhelle cutting him short). Dost thou defy me too? and set at naught In me the King's authority and rights By thy seditions? Becket. Thou art seditious. Thou dost mislead the youthful King, in truth, To act in opposition--to oppose His father's will. From him--the elder King--These letters, duly signed and sealed, I hold, Commending me unto the love and care Of Englishmen; but most of all, indeed, Unto his son, and all who act for him. F Wilt thou defy the King? deceive your Prince? And make his ignorance your handy tool?...show more

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  • Paperback | 24 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 1mm | 64g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236649796
  • 9781236649799