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Re: Becket was a Norman


Housecarl, Melisende, and all:

I guess you could say Willaim I was a "legitimate" king in the sense that he got himself crowned in Westminster Abbey on Christmas Day 1066. OTOH, I doubt if the English felt that way, especially after he and his associates started "doing" them!
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Bec is the name of the monastery championed by Archbishop Lanfranc.I wonder if Thomas Becket,who was Norman on the basis of his father his mother being Angle or Saxon, took comfort from that?I have read the Anouilh work but not seen the [sign in to see URL] the day of his murder some of his last words appealed to St Denys the patron saint of France and he frequently clashed theologically with Empress Mathilde who always preferred Normandy after her defeat in the Civil War with King [sign in to see URL] Frank Barlow and John Guy's books are worth reading especially regarding Thomas Becket's experiences in King Stephen's [sign in to see URL] influence of Archbishop Thurstain on him is valid but questionable.
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