On this day in 1170 Thomas Becket, the Archbishop of Canterbury was assassinated under orders of the king, who he had managed to get a bit grumpy. Becket became a saint and a martyr as a result and the king managed to get away with it using a bit of good PR and spin, much like how everyone seems to have forgotten about the UK MP expenses scandal now while Cameron splutters out his empty platitudes about us “all being in this together” while he troughs down of caviar paid for by the tax payer and trys to dismantle the NHS that people who aren’t as rich as him depend on…. But I digress.
And now the news:
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A nice long documentary on the murder of Becket and what happened next, may contain castley fields: