Becket, Archbishop of Canterbury: A Biography

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J. Murray, 1859 - 360 pages

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Page 78 - Concerning appeals, if they should occur, they ought to proceed from the archdeacon to the bishop, from the bishop to the archbishop. And if the archbishop should fail to...
Page 69 - ... Erat, ut memini, genus hominum qui in ecclesia Dei archidiaconorum censentur nomine, quibus vestra discretio omnem salutis viam querebatur esse prseclusam.
Page 171 - God, who feeds the fowls of the air and clothes the lilies of the field, would provide for him and the companions of his exile.
Page 323 - Lastly, on our requesting that his holiness would send your lordship a summons to appear before him, he answered with much apparent distress, ' God forbid ! rather may I end my days than see him leave England on such terms, and bereave his church at such a crisis.
Page 265 - Strike! strike !" cried Fitzurse to his companions, and with the point of his sword he dashed off the Achbishop's cap. Tracy then raised his sword, and Grim, wrapping his arm in a cloak, lifted it up to ward off the stroke ; but the weapon almost severed the monk's arm, and descending on the Archbishop's head, cut off the tonsured part of his crown, which remained hanging only by the skin to the scalp.
Page 63 - ... by way of penance ; they enjoy themselves by the way, and return with the Pope's full grace, and with increased boldness for the commission of crime. The king claims the right of punishing...
Page 265 - Benedict within the chapel. It is a proof of the confusion of the scene, that Grim, the receiver of the blow, as well as most of the narrators, believed it to have been dealt by Fitzurse, while Tracy, who is known to have been the man from his subsequent boast, believed that the monk whom he had wounded was John of Salisbury.
Page 245 - At length one of them, apparently the Archbishop of York, observed, " As long as Thomas lives, my lord, you will have no quiet days, nor any peace in your kingdom." On this the King burst forth into a passionate exclamation : "A fellow who has eaten my bread has lifted up his heel against me ! He insults over my favours, dishonours the whole royal race, tramples down the whole kingdom. A fellow who first broke into my Court on a lame horse, with a cloak for a saddle, swaggers on my throne ; while...
Page 122 - Be ye angry and sin not.'" Herbert's companion amused the king by answering, " My lord, perhaps he would have remembered it if he had heard it as often as we do in the canonical hours." The next morning, before their departure, the king had taken counsel with those about him, and promised the Archbishop security and protection in his kingdom, declaring that it was an ancient glory of the crown of France to protect and defend exiles, and especially churchmen...
Page 136 - It was forbidden to mention the Primate in the public prayers. The sheriffs were charged to arrest and imprison all persons who should appeal to the Pope ; and any one who should be caught in bringing letters from the Pope or the Archbishop was either to be hanged, or to be put into a crazy boat and turned adrift to the mercy of the waves.

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