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Jul 3, 2010

In the first episode of the Medieval Archives podcast we discuss Thomas Becket. We discuss his early life, his rise to power as the Lord Chancellor of England and ultimately his role as the Archbishop of Canterbury. We talk about his friendship and loyalty to King Henry II and his loyalty to the Church and Pope. We also look at his influence after his death. You can listen to the episode below. Or download the MP3 and listen to it on your favorite MP3 player. Subscribe to the feed so you do not miss a single episode. Items discussed: Edward Grimm biography (out of Print) T.S. Elliott Murder in the Cathedral Ken Follett The Pillars of the Earth Pillars of the Earth mini-series Becket 1964 movie 2006 'Worst Briton' BBC Poll The music was provided by Tim Rayburn and Ensemble Sreteniye. It is available at Use the icons below to download the .mp3 audio file, subscribe directly to iTunes or subscribe to the RSS feed.