Becket, by Jean Anouilh

The famous conflict between Thomas a Becket and Henry II is the subject of Jean Anouilh's play Becket, or The Honor of God. The play opens with the king, naked, having himself flogged on Becket's tomb as a token of repentence. Yeah, they went in for the drama in those days. It makes for a good play.


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