Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Thomas à Becket killed

1118 Thomas à Becket, Archbishop of Canterbury, England, who was killed on the orders of King Henry II of England.

The uncanny parentage of Thomas à Becket
Thomas's father, Gilbert, went in a Crusade to the 'Holy Land' (Israel/Palestine), where he was captured by a Saracen of high rank. The Moslem's daughter found Gilbert attractive and helped him to escape, on the proviso that when he arrived in England he would send for her and make her his wife ...


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