Tuesday, 26 January 2016

Becket's Itinerary from end of the Council of Westminster to the end of his trial at the Council of Northampton


Becket's known and documented itinerary from end of the Council of Westminster to the end of his trial at the Council of Northampton at Northampton Castle for  lèse-majesté [treason] and peculation [embezzlement] at Northampton Castle.



DateLocationReference
Nov/Dec 1163Hilary, bishop of Chichester has a discourse with Becket at Teynham Manor.MTB iv 30
Nov/Dec 1163Meeting  with Abbé de l'Aumone, Robert de Melun and the Count of Vendôme at Harrow ManorMTB iv 31
Nov/Dec 1163Meeting with king at Woodstock at king's hunting lodge [or at Oxford Castle]MTB iv 32
22nd Dec 1163Consecration of Robert de Melun as bishop of Hereford at CanterburyGervas. i 176
13th-28th January 1164Council of Clarendon held at Clarendon Palace to enact the Constitutions of ClarendonMTB v 71-79
End January 1164Becket travels to Winchester immediately after Council of ClarendonGervas i 181
March 1164Becket has meeting with king at Woodstock, king's hunting lodge. It came to nothing.Eyton 70 footnote 3
19th April 1164Dedication of the church at Reading AbbeyEyton 71
23rd August 1164Roger consecrated bishop of Worcester at Canterbury by BecketAnn. Mon. i 49
Summer 1164Becket goes univited to Woodstock, king's hunting lodge, but is turned away.MTB iii 49
Eyton 73
Summer 1164 Becket goes to Romney preparing to cross over Channel [secretly] to see Pope Alexander IIIMTB iii 49
Eyton 73
Summer 1164 Becket at Aldington Manor awaiting ship to cross the Channel.MTB ii 325
Summer 1164The ship turned back twice, once due to poor weather, and another because he was recognised. Becket returns to Canterbury.Gervase i 182
Summer 1164Becket goes to visit king at Woodstock, who upbraids him mildly about his attempt to leave the country without his permission.
14th September 1164Date set by summons for Becket to attend Curia Regis in Westminster as defendant in case brought by John Marshal. He fails to attend.Eyton 73
6th-13th October 1164
 
Council of Northampton in Great Hall of Northampton Castle. The Trial of BecketMTB iii 50-6
 

References


 
Teynham - Wikipedia 
Teynham Archbishops Palace (The Gatehouse Record)
Parishes Tenham British History Online
https://en.wikisource.org/wiki/Hilary_(d.1169)_(DNB00)

Constitutions of Clarendon- The Manor at Harrow

Michael Staunton (2001). The Lives of Thomas Becket. Manchester University Press. pp. 86–. ISBN 978-0-7190-5455-6.

Constitutions of Clarendon- Woodstock Hunting Lodge, Palace and Manor
A P Baggs, W J Blair, Eleanor Chance, Christina Colvin, Janet Cooper, C J Day, Nesta Selwyn and S C Townley, 'Blenheim: Woodstock manor', in A History of the County of Oxford: Volume 12, Wootton Hundred (South) Including Woodstock, ed. Alan Crossley and C R Elrington (London, 1990), pp. 431-435 http://www.british-history.ac.uk/vch/oxon/vol12/pp431-435


Saint Thomas (à Becket) (2000). The Correspondence of Thomas Becket, Archbishop of Canterbury, 1162-1170: Letters 1-175. Clarendon Press. pp. 508–. ISBN 978-0-19-820892-1.

James J. Spigelman (2004). Becket & Henry: The Becket Lectures. James Spigelman. pp. 126–. ISBN 978-0-646-43477-3.


Constitutions of Clarendon- Clarendon Palace




James Craigie Robertson (1859). Becket, Archbishop of Canterbury. pp. 106–.William Holden Hutton (8 May 2014). Thomas Becket. 2 failed attempts to cross the Channel: Cambridge University Press. pp. 104–. ISBN 978-1-107-66171-4.
 


Materials for the History of Thomas Becket, Volume II - Cambridge University Press
https://archive.org/stream/materialsforhist02robe#page/n7/mode/2up

Materials for the History of Thomas Becket, Volume 3
https://archive.org/details/materialsforhist03robe Volume 3
p. 49 https://goo.gl/q0E7b6
Materials for the history of Thomas Becket: Volume 3 p. 49

Court, household and itinerary of King Henry II - R.W. Eyton pp. 70-1
'Houses of Benedictine monks: The abbey of Reading,' in A History of the County of Berkshire: Volume 2, ed. P H Ditchfield and William Page (London: Victoria County History, 1907), 62-73,
http://www.british-history.ac.uk/vch/berks/vol2/pp62-73


Constitutions of Clarendon- Becket's Attempt To Consult With The Pope

Gervase of Canterbury; William Stubbs. The Historical Works of Gervase of Canterbury. Cambridge University Press. pp. 176–. ISBN 978-1-108-05159-0.

The Historical Works of Gervase of Canterbury vol i p. 181

Annales monastici i 49 Annales de Theokesberia  

Eyton p. 73 https://goo.gl/E6KoJ9

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