Publisher:University of California Press, Berkeley, 1990
University of California Press, 1990, Trade Paperback, Book Condition: Very Good, First
Second impression . Size: Octavo (standard book size). 334 pages. Text body is clean, and free from previous owner annotation, underlining and highlighting. Binding is tight, covers and spine fully intact. No foxing in this copy. All edges clean, neat and free of foxing. The book has been read and carries some marks and creases. This book is available and ready to be shipped.. On 29 December 1170, Thomas Archbishop of Canterbury was brutally murdered in his cathedral by four knights from the household of his former friend and patron, King Henry II. The horror that the killing inspired and the miraculous cures performed at Thomas's tomb transfigured him into one of the most popular saints in Western Christendom, and Canterbury became one of the greatest pilgrim shrines in the West. Yet these were unexpected results. Thomas's extraordinary career had been, and remains, controversial. The transformation of a handsome, attractive, and worldly courtier into a zealous prelate, a bitter exile and finally a martyr was for many hard to understand. In this brilliant new biography, based on the original sources and informed by the most recent scholarship, Frank Barlow reconstructs Thomas's physical environment and entourage at various stages of his career, exploring the nuances and irregularities in the story that have been ignored in other studies. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: History; British History; England; Medieval 10th to 15thc; Biography & Autobiography. ISBN: 0520071751. ISBN/EAN: 9780520071759. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 7590.