English Saint and Martyr
The story of Thomas Becket is one of the most powerful dramas of the Middle Ages. This informative book discusses the struggle for power between church and state in twelfth-century England. Fought by two warring factions--that of King Henry II of England and that of Thomas, archbishop of Canterbury--it was a struggle that ultimately ended in the death of the beloved Thomas. With stunningly illustrated text, the author provides the rich details of Thomas's life during these tumultuous times.