To secure King Henry's possessions in France. But surely one must distinguish between the individual landowner - and God's church? Bring me the rest of the money. I never did anything without your advice. But I know there's something not quite right about your reasoning. No, the kingdom of God must be defended like any other kingdom. Nothing will ever make me set it down again.
Your Majesty, the English ambassador's extraordinary insist that I convey their compliments. We are going to show our freshly reinstated archbishop that we can still do without him. There is more to England than the crown. It isn't every day that a Saxon monk has an audience with an archbishop. I would have given away my life laughingly for you. He's like an animal tearing my guts. The one will neutralize the other.
The importance of the civil war was that the church was not tied to the state but set up its own law, known as canon law, and took over financial and educational matters. Will My Lord dine with me tonight? Don't worry about your daughter. I have only my pleasure to pay for. My Lord, we know your bishops. I bet you'd never have done the same for me. Becket won the , and was nominated for eleven other awards, including for Best Picture, Best Director, Best Supporting Actor, and twice for Best Actor. The archbishop must not leave England.
You gave me your seal. One branch more, and they hang. Thomas knew he must stand firm in defense of truth and right, even at the cost of his life. And it won't be me? Make a note of the house. Look at them lurking there, gloating. I meant to go back in any case and give myself up to your power.
The ambassadors can share our attention with our tailor. The king of England and his ambassadors can drown themselves in what they are impertinent enough to call their English Channel. But Becket unexpectedly finds his true calling on the ecclesiastical side, and aligns himself against the king's selfish wishes, causing a rift and an eventual showdown not only between the two men, but also the institutions they represent. He momentarily approved the Constitutions of Clarendon, which would have denied the clergy the right of trial by a Church court and prevented them from making direct appeal to Rome. Do you take me for a traitor? The Normans have occupied England for a hundred years since Hastings. We have been waiting upon Your Majesty for three days. So what in most people is morality, in you it's just an exercise in.
You'd have been a thorn in my side, too. Leave us now, Brother John. From dawn this morning, I'm the townspeople's dearest friend. No, perhaps I'm too happy. It warrants a woman's hands. Then you will memorize what I write. You are new to God's service, and perhaps for that reason, you were somewhat hotheaded and intemperate in your methods.
You are my lord, God or no God. I assured them that you were a man of honor. Two weeks to cross the channel? Thank the Lord my duty is done. I'm only performing my function as bishop. A mistake, a crass mistake. The die is cast, Thomas. I will not allow personal insinuation to compromise the integrity and honor of the church.
They'll probably think they're a new kind of dagger. You have proved your moral worth, but you have also split the church in England into two parties, and that is regrettable. I'm your in the chamber, or here in the bath. Would you permit me to furnish you with some French garments made by our craftsmen here? My Lord Bishop, we flatter ourselves there is some order in our kingdom. It was you who told me. There is truth in this image of Becket, but history would not allow the director to get away so simply. You used to be a Saxon.