” The more I loved the king, the more I opposed his injustice until his brow fell lowering upon me. He heaped calumny after calumny on my head, and I chose to be driven out rather than to subscribe. “


” I was called before the king’s tribunal like a layman and was deserted in the quarter where I had looked for support. My brethren, the bishops, sided with the court and were ready to pronounce judgment against me. “


” In truth, we have delayed to pass sentence on the person of our lord the king, waiting, if perhaps he may, by God’s grace, repent, but we will pass it ere long unless he does repent. “


” Thou knowest how long and loyally I served the king in his worldly affairs. For that cause, it pleased him to promote me to the office which now I hold. When I consented, it was for the sake of the king alone. When I was elected, I was formally acquitted of my responsibilities for all that I had done as a chancellor. “


” The king is so subtle with his words that he would confound the apostolic religion itself. He will find the weak points of the pope’s character and will trip him up to his destruction. “


” The king, you say, desires to do what is right. My clergy are banished, my possessions are taken from me, the sword hangs over my neck. Do you call this right? “



All 6 Thomas Becket Quotes about King in picture


The more I loved the king, the more I opposed his injustice until his brow fell lowering upon me. He heaped calumny after calumny on my head, and I chose to be driven out rather than to subscribe.
I was called before the king


In truth, we have delayed to pass sentence on the person of our lord the king, waiting, if perhaps he may, by God
Thou knowest how long and loyally I served the king in his worldly affairs. For that cause, it pleased him to promote me to the office which now I hold. When I consented, it was for the sake of the king alone. When I was elected, I was formally acquitted of my responsibilities for all that I had done as a chancellor.
The king is so subtle with his words that he would confound the apostolic religion itself. He will find the weak points of the pope
The king, you say, desires to do what is right. My clergy are banished, my possessions are taken from me, the sword hangs over my neck. Do you call this right?
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