The Struggle of Henry II with the Religious Institution in the 12th Century

Abstract

The catholic church was tremendously important for the European society because of the spiritual need of the people. The bishop in considered the most important person in the life of the people and he is the straight line leading for Jesus' instructions. In the medial ages, the English kings had a negative opinion towards the privileges of the church. The research deals with the struggle between Henry II and the English church represented by the archbishop of Canterbury, Thomas Becket.