If All the Swords in England A Story of Thomas Becket Young Simon recently and tragically orphaned becomes a scribe in the following of the exiled Archbishop of Canterbury Thomas Becket The uncertainty of the tumultuous years leading to the infamous c

  • Title: If All the Swords in England: A Story of Thomas Becket
  • Author: Barbara Willard Robert M. Sax
  • ISBN: 9781883937492
  • Page: 248
  • Format: Paperback
  • Young Simon, recently and tragically orphaned, becomes a scribe in the following of the exiled Archbishop of Canterbury, Thomas Becket The uncertainty of the tumultuous years leading to the infamous cathedral slaying is heightened by Simon s separation from his twin Edmund, who is in the service of King Henry II With an expert pen Barbara Willard deftly recounts events lYoung Simon, recently and tragically orphaned, becomes a scribe in the following of the exiled Archbishop of Canterbury, Thomas Becket The uncertainty of the tumultuous years leading to the infamous cathedral slaying is heightened by Simon s separation from his twin Edmund, who is in the service of King Henry II With an expert pen Barbara Willard deftly recounts events leading to the bishop s martyrdom in 1170.

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    1. Edmund and Simon, orphaned twins, are split up when Edmund enters the service of the king and Simon goes to work for the exiled Archbishop of Canterbury, Thomas Becket. The story covers from when all relations, no matter how distant, of Becket were sent into exile with him through his murder. It took a bit to really get into the story due to many stretches where it dragged a bit. I recommend this book to kids studying Becket or the late 1100s.

    2. An exciting story of the controversy over the governance of the church in England in the 1100s between former friends Thomas Becket, Archbishop of Canterbury and King Henry II. Portraying events through the eyes of twin brothers increases the appeal to younger readers and telling details of their lives conveys a sense of the time period. Though they exact cause of the disagreement and the details of the years of negotiating maybe be lost on some readers, St. Thomas' allegiance to God and the Pop [...]

    3. A good historical fiction focused on the last years of Thomas Becket. It gives the reader a better understanding of the conflict between the church and state.

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