Tag Archive: Thomas Becket

MAP#73: The Canterbury Tales: The Miller’s Tale by Geoffrey Chaucer

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The Canterbury Tales is a collection of 24 stories written Geoffrey Chaucer between 1387–1400. The tales are presented as part of a story-telling contest by a group of pilgrims as they travel together on a journey from London to Canterbury to visit the shrine of Saint Thomas Becket at Canterbury Cathedral. The Miller’s Tale is…

Six things you must do in Canterbury: Bagpuss, Chaucer and boats trips on the River Stour

A zippy new train service has put the tranquil cathedral city in Kent within an hour’s reach of London, making it an easy place to visit for many people. Gareth Huw Davies followed at high speed in the footsteps of the Canterbury pilgrims to the perfect Christmas destination. This is his must-do list… 1…ON THE…

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 10 – The Tower of London

Fortress Friday – Halloween Special During the month of October Fortress Friday will be exploring the paranormal. Throughout Europe there are stories of ghost sightings and strange occurrences. In a 6-part series we will look at some of the most haunted Castles in Europe. The final castle in our series is The Tower of London….

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…