Becket, or the Honor of God Characters

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King Henry of England

King Henry is a monarch who demands allegiance to his authority. As King of England, he looks to subdue any threats to his power. At the same time, despite his high office and responsibilities, he remains a lover of sensual pleasure even as he grows older. He has a rich history of friendship with Thomas Becket – one that involved drinking, womanizing, and adventurous nights.

King Henry is an opportunist who jumps at the chance to install Thomas Becket as Archbishop of Canterbury. This is to further his agenda as King and to have the Church completely under his control. His robust temper and vindictive personality comes out when he realizes Becket has changed. The King cannot accept that Becket's mission is the honor of God, not the honor of the King and his kingdom.

Thomas Becket

Thomas Becket is a man in search of himself...

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