*dons schooper gheeky voiche* Wow, it's so cool when stuff like this happens.
So I'm listening to a fantastic podcast called The History of England by David Crowther, which talks about said history from the Anglo Saxons and all the way through to the Royal dynasties. I implore you to have a listen to it if you can its absolutely fascinating to listen to when working. I'm listening to it through itunes but I'm sure he'll have links on his website, which is full of insightful references to what he talks about in the show, you can check it out here: [link]
This guy is brilliant!!
Anyway, I was listening to an episode about the relationship between Henry II and Thomas Becket,The Archbishop of Canterbury who was Canonised after being murdered at his altar after a misunderstanding in which four Knights mistook the King's meaning when he mentioned he wished he could be rid of him. And after what Mr. Crowther enlightened me to, I don't blame him. He was a bit of a pain in the Royal ass...
Anyway I'll get to the point. I was recommended I watch the film version of their relationship "Becket" starring Peter O' Toole and Richard Burton, and I thought to myself. "Darn, I don't think I'll ever get around to that"... and then I go to BBCiplayer to watch some soaps and there I find the film!!! Fantastic!! So thats what I'm watching. Excellent.
If you have access to iplayer you can watch it here [link]
Yay! Now you all know what a complete history dork I am...
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