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A Murder most foul,
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One of the 2 most shocking murders of the Plantagent era. A rant by King Henry 2nd about his former chancellor Thomas Beckett ended with the words "Will no one rid me of this man?" and led to the Archbishop of Canterbury being murdered in the Cathedral. Excellent film both lead actors Peter O'Toole as Henry 2nd and Richard Burton as Becket are outstanding.A great production.
The other murder(s). The Princes in the Tower in 1483. We will never know the culprit or who ordered the killings.
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Initial post: 24 Aug 2012 20:14:57 BDT
Difficult to determine the most horrific murders in the Plantagenet era. What about King John's murder (probable) of his nephew Arthur Duke of Brittany, Richard I's slaughter of Muslim hostages in Acre, the several anti Semitic pogroms in this country, Edward II's horrific murder, Richard II's revenge on the leaders of the Peasants' Revolt, and his own murder years later, possibly at the behest of Henry Bolingbroke, future Henry IV, the wholesale devastation of parts of France by (sorry, we English again) during the 100 Years War.
I freely admit this has nothing to do with the film review, and is merely a comment on your historical perspective.
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