Monday, July 11, 2005

RID ME OF THIS TROUBLESOME DIPLOMAT...

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A thousand years ago, give or take a few, an angry king, down in his cups, cried the famous words, "Who will rid me of this meddlesome priest?" From Eyewitness to history:
The king's exact words have been lost to history but his outrage inspired four knights to sail to England to rid the realm of this annoying prelate. They arrived at Canterbury during the afternoon of December 29 and immediately searched for the Archbishop. Becket fled to the Cathedral where a service was in progress. The knights found him at the altar, drew their swords and began hacking at their victim finally splitting his skull.
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