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Becket Both church and state have both been large parts of the English culture for great amounts of time But not only in England but also through out Europe itself Dividing church from state would be difficult at the times of Becket and King Henry II The pope seemed more powerful then some kings Yet some kings believed they were the power that ruled all That was the problem that came between Thomas Becket and King Henry II of England Neither one knew which had more power King Henry believed that he was king so he had all the power in the world Becket might not have believed that he was all-powerful but he did know that he was the Archbishop of Canterbury the most powerful religious position in England at the time King Henry and Becket were good friends in the beginning King Henry called him my valet when Becket wiped him dry in the beginning Becket answered I am your servant that all Meaning that he loved his king and wanted to help him in every way that he could King Henry secured Beckets places after Theobald of Bec the archbishop of Canterbury helped him out first Neither Thomas Becket nor King Henry were completely correct Therefore one would have to side with King Henry King Henry helped Becket start his career by making Becket his chancellor Becket was a Saxon Henrys grandfather had taken over Beckets people and most Normans didnt like the Saxons much Becket being chancellor gave Becket the seal of England The seal of England meant that Becket would be loyal to King Henry King Henry trusted Becket Henry says I never did anything without your advice anyway Nobody knew it now everybody will thats all King Henry believed in almost everything that Becket says because he thought that Becket was wise When Henry and Becket are told of the archbishop of
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