Saturday, August 28, 2010

Thomas Becket

Thomas Becket

Henry II began his reign in 1154. He appointed his best friend Thomas Becket as Chancellor of England. The two men hunted gamed and hawked together. Becket enjoyed excess and extravagance as friends of the King of England. ...

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It was originally a Norman chapel (and we always called it Thomas a Becket the 'a' seems to have been dropped now) hence the name of the village which means chapel in the forest. What stands now is almost all from the 18th century. ...

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