Tag Archive: Archbishop of Canterbury

William Monahan Tackling Thomas Becket

He has Colin Farrell/Keira Knightley/Colin Farrell gangster romance London Boulevard about to hit cinemas, but writer William Monahan has already targeted his next directing job. He’s planning to adapt and shoot a fresh take on Jean Anouilh’s play Becket. The stage work charts the disintegration of the friendship between King Henry II and Thomas Becket,…

Medieval Archives Podcast: Episode 01 – Thomas Becket

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…