Berkhamsted Castle | Thomas Becket

Berkhamsted Castle

1155: Thomas Becket

As Chancellor of England, Thomas Becket is in charge of the castle and carries out  extensive building works, erecting royal buildings within the bailey. After becoming Archbishop of Canterbury, Becket and Henry II fall out, and Becket is stripped of the Honours of Berkhamsted. Becket is later murdered in Canterbury Cathedral.


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