1. What does the story of Thomas Beckett and Henry II reveal about church-state conflict in the Middle Ages? Who seems to have "won"?
2. How is Beckett's martydom represented in Canterbury
Cathedral? How does this compare with the commemoration of other
religious and political figures in the cathedral?
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