Becket, or the Honor of God Summary
Jean Anouilh

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Becket, or the Honor of God Overview

Becket: Or, The Honour of God is a play that explores the relationship between King Henry II of England and Thomas Becket, and by symbolic extension the relationship between Church and State. King Henry and Thomas Becket are friends, with a history of engaging in affairs of the heart as well as affairs of the state together. Thomas Becket is a trusted aide to King Henry. The King eventually makes Becket Chancellor of England – keeper of the Triple Lion Seal. The play highlights the power struggle between the King and Becket after Becket is appointed Archbishop of Canterbury by King Henry.

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