Henry did not like Thomas because he was a better fighter than him and had more land
Henry made Thomas the Archbishop of Canterbury because he thought Thomas would do what he asked and so he could control the Church
Henry met Thomas when he became Archbishop of Canterbury and they became good friends
What was the argument between Thomas Beckett and the King of England about? Two answers are true statements.
The King believed that the Church should be in charge of the country
Thomas believed that the Church should be in charge of the country
The King believed that the King should be in charge of the country
The King believed that he should be able to get divorced if he wanted to
How did Thomas Beckett die?
He tripped over his robes and hit his head on the cathedral floor
The king locked him in a dungeon
He died in his sleep
Some knights killed him because they thought the King wanted him killed and would be pleased with them
The king poisoned him
When did Thomas Beckett die?
What were the Crusades?
It was an XBOX game
It was a battle between Manors in England to win more land
It was a big fair where they did jousting
They were battles in other countries to capture more land for the king
They were battles to try and take control of the Holy Land in the Middle East from the Muslims
Richard I was a great military leader and fought in lots of crusades. What was the impact on England of his reign?
England was important
England was rich because he won lots of battles
England was poor because of the cost of fighting in the crusades and having to pay ransom money when he was captured
What did King John want to do that the Pope disagreed with?
He wanted to fight in the crusades like Richard
He wanted to rule the Church
He wanted to choose the new Archbishop of Canterbury
In 1208 the Pope placed an interdict on England - what was this and why did he do it?
It was a tax that everyone had to pay so that he could build more churches and pay the priests more money
It was a blessing to say how pleased he was with the king and the people because they all went to Church each week
It was a rule that no church services, marriages or burials could be held in England because King John would not recognise the new Archbishop of Canterbury
Was King John bothered by the interdict?
Yes because he wanted to go to Church
Yes because he wanted to get married
Yes because no-one could be buried
No because he didn't care
No because he started his own Church
No, because he was collecting the taxes that would normally have gone to the Church
Why was King John excommunicated by the Pope?
Because King John would not give in even after England was placed under an interdict
Because he was taking the Church money
Because he didn't like him
What caused King John and the Pope to become reconciled?
King John was afraid the Pope was encouraging someone to invade England and he was not ready to fight so he thought he had better make peace with the Pope by accepting the Archbishop he had chosen and promising to be loyal to the Pope.
King John's friends told him to make amends with the Pope because they were fed up of all the trouble caused by the interdict and the excommunication
What was the Magna Carta?
It was a map of England created by the Church and given to King John when he and the pope made up
It was a great charter listing demands from the barons to King John because they were unhappy with high taxes and unfair treatment by the King