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* DoesntKnowTheirOwnChild: Henry can't tell his rambunctious sons apart.


* DuelingStarsMovie

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* CandlelitRitual: The rite of excommunication is performed with the Archbishop Becket flanked by a full choir, all bearing candles; after declaring [[spoiler:Lord Gilbert]] cast out of the church, Becket [[DyingCandle snuffs his candle out]] against the ground.





Four years later O'Toole would play Henry II again as an older man in the film adaption of the play ''Film/TheLionInWinter'' with Creator/KatherineHepburn as his estranged wife Eleanor of Aquitaine.

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Four years later O'Toole would play Henry II again as an older man in the film adaption of the play ''Film/TheLionInWinter'' with Creator/KatherineHepburn Creator/KatharineHepburn as his estranged wife Eleanor of Aquitaine.


''Becket'' is a 1964 film adaption of the French play ''Becket of the Honour of God'' by Jean Anouilh, starring Creator/PeterOToole as [[UsefulNotes/HenryTheSecond Henry II]] and Creator/RichardBurton as Thomas Becket, the Archbishop of Canterbury.

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''Becket'' is a 1964 film adaption of the French play ''Becket of or the Honour of God'' by Jean Anouilh, starring Creator/PeterOToole as [[UsefulNotes/HenryTheSecond Henry II]] and Creator/RichardBurton as Thomas Becket, the Archbishop of Canterbury.

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* RaceLift: The historical Thomas Becket was a Norman not a Saxon.


* ATasteOfTheLash: Henry has his himself flogged by monks after [[spoiler: he orders the death of Becket]].

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* ATasteOfTheLash: Henry has his himself flogged by monks after [[spoiler: he orders the death of Becket]].

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* SinisterMinister: Bishop Folliot.


Four years later O'Toole would play Henry II again as an older man in the film adaption of the play ''TheLionInWinter'' with KatherineHepburn as his estranged wife Eleanor of Aquitaine.

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Four years later O'Toole would play Henry II again as an older man in the film adaption of the play ''TheLionInWinter'' ''Film/TheLionInWinter'' with KatherineHepburn Creator/KatherineHepburn as his estranged wife Eleanor of Aquitaine.



* RequisiteRoyalRegalia: Henry II in this film. Averted when O'Toole plays him again in ''TheLionInWinter''.

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* RequisiteRoyalRegalia: Henry II in this film. Averted when O'Toole plays him again in ''TheLionInWinter''.''Film/TheLionInWinter''.


''Becket'' is a 1964 film adaption of the French play ''Becket of the Honour of God'' by Jean Anouilh, starring Creator/PeterOToole as [[TheHouseOfPlantagenet Henry II]] and Creator/RichardBurton as Thomas Becket, the Archbishop of Canterbury.

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''Becket'' is a 1964 film adaption of the French play ''Becket of the Honour of God'' by Jean Anouilh, starring Creator/PeterOToole as [[TheHouseOfPlantagenet [[UsefulNotes/HenryTheSecond Henry II]] and Creator/RichardBurton as Thomas Becket, the Archbishop of Canterbury.

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* HomoeroticSubtext: Henry directly compares his love for Becket to his relationship with his wife, with Becket coming out far ahead, even moaning his name at one point. His mother says he has a "obsession with this man that is unhealthy and unnatural" and he's behaving like a scorned lover. His wife says she can tolerate the King's mistresses, but will not tolerate his relationship with Becket. Interestingly this has no historical basis.


--->It has pleased you to make me archbishop and to set me like a solitary pawn face to face with the king on the chessboard.

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--->It has pleased you to make me archbishop archbishop, and to set me like a solitary pawn face to face with the king on the chessboard.

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* ChessMotifs:
** King Louis is [[EstablishingCharacterMoment first seen]] at a chessboard, proclaiming that his French knight has captured an English bishop. (This is right after Becket, as bishop, goes into exile in France.)
** Becket himself gets this line, while in prayer:
--->It has pleased you to make me archbishop and to set me like a solitary pawn face to face with the king on the chessboard.


* DrivenToSuicide: [[spoiler: Lady Gwendolen]]

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* DrivenToSuicide: [[spoiler: Lady Gwendolen]]Gwendolyn]]


* TheAtoner: Becket, once he's made Archbishop devotes himself completely to God to make up for his sins. Also by the end, Henry for ordering Becket's death.

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* TheAtoner: Becket, once he's made Archbishop Archbishop, devotes himself completely to God to make up for his sins. Also by the end, Henry for ordering Becket's death.



* DysfunctionalFamily: When you see Henry's homelife you don't blame him for wanting to hang out with Becket.

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* DysfunctionalFamily: When you see Henry's homelife home life, you don't blame him for wanting to hang out with Becket.



* HoYay: Not even subtle. Henry directly compares his love for Becket to his relationship with his wife, with Becket coming out far ahead, even moaning his name at one point. His mother says he has a "obsession with this man that is unhealthy and unnatural" and he's behaving like a scorned lover. His wife says she can tolerate the King's mistresses, but will not tolerate his relationship with Becket. Interestingly this has no historical basis.



* RhetoricalRequestBlunder: "Will noone rid me of this meddlesome priest?!"

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* RhetoricalRequestBlunder: "Will noone no-one rid me of this meddlesome priest?!"



* WeUsedToBeFriends

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* WeUsedToBeFriendsWeUsedToBeFriends
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