1154-1170 Becket

Thomas a Becket appointed Archbishop Canterbury

Constitutions of Clarendon

On 25 Jan 1164 Henry "Curtmantle" II King England attempted to constrain ecclesiastical privileges by the sixteen articles of the Constitutions of Clarendon. Thomas Becket Archbishop Canterbury rejected the articles.

Trial of Thomas a Becket

In Oct 1164 Thomas Becket Archbishop Canterbury was put on trial in Northampton by Henry "Curtmantle" II King England on a charge of contempt. After a week of discussion Becket fled to Flanders with John of Salisbury Bishop Chartres. .

Becket's Relatives Banished

In 26 Dec 1164 Henry "Curtmantle" II King England banished all of Thomas Becket Archbishop Canterbury 's relatives from England. Around 400 people were affected. They were stripped of their possessions and shipped to Flanders. .

Louis VII's Heir

On 22 Aug 1165 Philip Augustus II King France was born to Louis VII King Franks and Adèle Blois in Gonesse. The much longed for heir to the crown of France; named after his father. He was also given the name 'Dieu Donné' meaning God Given. .

Henry II meets Rosamund Clifford

Around Aug 1165 Henry "Curtmantle" II King England commenced his affair with Rosamund Clifford who he may have first met when staying at her father Walter Clifford's house in Bredelais (assumed to be in Herefordshire). .

Eleanor Ambushed by Guy de Lusignan

On 27 Mar 1168 Eleanor of Aquitaine Queen Consort Franks, Queen Consort England and her party were ambushed by brothers Guy I King Jerusalem and Geoffrey Lusignan. Patrick Salisbury 1st Earl Salisbury was killed. William Marshal held off the enemy, was wounded and captured whilst Eleanor escaped. Eleanor subsequently paid his ransom. .

Murder of Thomas a Becket

On 29 Dec 1170 Thomas Becket Archbishop Canterbury was murdered at Canterbury Cathedral by four knights on behalf of Henry "Curtmantle" II King England. .