Henry II and the Papacy, 1170–1189

  title={Henry II and the Papacy, 1170–1189},
  author={Henry Mayr‐Harting},
  journal={The Journal of Ecclesiastical History},
  pages={39 - 53}
‘Who won the Becket controversy?’ is not an unusual kind of question to appear in examination papers. The general idea of the answer has been, and still is in many quarters, to assign Thomas Becket to that large elysium for historical figures who by their death have won the victory for which they struggled in life. Those scholars, however, who have studied closely how some of the issues raised in the Constitutions of Clarendon (1164) worked themselves out in practice after Becket's martyrdom… 
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