Wonders, Reflections & Tentative
Desert Island Discs
Canterbury I - Church & State.....Divine
Right of the unlimited Monarchy vs The Church being the State!
Thomas Becket murdered by four knights who thought they were
doing the King's bidding (after he cried out 'Who will rid me of this??) Becket was probably making a martyer
of himself, in defense of the right of the church to administer its own justice to priests accused of any civil crime - as
they did in the countless cases of child abuse in recent times. Incredible to modern sensibilities, putting the welfare
of children behind protecting priests from criminal prosecution and actually placing them back in positions of trust, able
to continue to sexually exploit children.....
The VIII was prevented by the Catholic Church from marrying again in order to produce a male heir. Henry ended up having
Anne Bolyn beheaded?
Canterbury III - Canterbury Tales