Warrior, Priest, Rebel
Random House 2012
Hardback 246pp Illustrated
9781400069071   Product Code: 19008
Described by The Times as 'a beautifully layered portrait of one of the most complex characters in English history', this biography of Becket sheds new light on his relationship with Henry II and his transformation from worldly bureaucrat to devout archbishop. John Guy uses the rich body of early biographical material to cut through centuries of myth-making: he examines Becket's skill as a warrior and casts doubt on the assumption that king and archbishop were once close friends. American-cut pages.