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Henry II and Thomas Becket
Lesson Objectives


What you will do in this lesson

Investigate the story of Henry II and Tomas Becket.

Attempt to understand the difficulties Henry II faced.

Look into why Henry's best friend became his worst enemy.

Explore decisions that Henry II took.
Prior knowledge required

You don't need to know anything about the story!

Knowledge about the church in Medieval times may come in helpful.
What you will learn

The background and events leading to the murder of Becket.

The problems Henry faced because of Becket.
At the end of this lesson you should

Understand Henry's struggle with the church.

Know why Henry 'ordered' the murder of his ex-best friend.

Realise the outcome of different decisions.

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