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1118 CE - 1170 CE: Life of the Saint Thomas Becket.
 
1146 CE: A young Thomas Becket assumes the role of clerk to the Archbishop of Canterbury.
 
1155 CE: Thomas Becket is appointed chancellor by Henry II of England.
 
 
1162 CE - 1170 CE: Thomas Becket serves as Archbishop of Canterbury.
 
1164 CE: In the Constitutions of Clarendon Henry II of England sets out the primacy of Common Law.
 
1164 CE - 1170 CE: Thomas Becket, the Archbishop of Canterbury, lives in exile in a monastery in France.
 
1164 CE: A meeting of nobles called by Henry II of England at Northampton rules that Thomas Becket is guilty of contempt of royal authority.
 
 
1170 CE: Thomas Becket, the Archbishop of Canterbury, is murdered in Canterbury Cathedral.
 
 
1173 CE: Thomas Becket is made a saint by the Pope.
 
 
1174 CE: Henry II of England is obliged to perform penance for the murder of Thomas Becket.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
1110 CE 1120 CE 1130 CE 1140 CE 1150 CE 1160 CE 1170 CE

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