New Manual of General History

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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. 1884 edition. Excerpt: ... these propositions Becket, by the request of the Pope, reluctantly gave his assent; but afterward, being charged with evading them, he was condemned by a council specially called by the king to pass judgment upon him. 33. He then secretly departed from England, and took refuge with the king of France, by whom, as well as by the Pope, he was encouraged and sustained. Henry at last becoming reconciled to him, he returned to England and resumed his high office. But he again opposed the royal authority; and the king was at last provoked into exclaiming, "Is there no one of my subjects who will rid me of this insolent priest?" Four knights, construing this as a command, immediately proceeded Murder of Becket. to the residence of the prelate, and, pursuing him into the cathedral, barbarously slew him before the altar (1170). 34. Henry was thrown into the greatest consternation on hearing of this event. He expressed the deepest sorrow for the words he had hastily uttered, and evinced the sincerity of his repentance by acts of the severest penance, consenting to go as a pilgrim Henry's penance. to the tomb of the murdered prelate, now canonized as a saint and martyr, and for miles of the way walked barefoot over the flinty road, marking his steps with blood. Independently of its atrocity, nothing could have been more disastrous to the kiug's cause than the murder of Becket; for the Church party gained more by the death of their champion than all his best Effect of Beckct's death efforts could have wou for them if he had lived, talented and determined as he was; and Henry only obtained pardon from the Roman pontiff on condition that he would submit entirely to the wishes and injunctions of the holy See. 35. One of the most important events of...show more

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  • Paperback | 230 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 12mm | 417g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236526252
  • 9781236526250