Feudalism, prt IV – Turbulent priests

Gaming the Middle Ages

In mid-winter 1170 the Archbishop of Canterbury was walking toward the cathedral for vespers, evening prayers, when he was confronted by four knights. They asked him to go with them to see the king of England, Henry II Plantagenet. Had the Archbishop gone with them he would effectively have been under arrest. He refused and entered the cathedral. The knights gathered their weapons and followed him. Demanding he come forward from the gaggle of monks, who panicked upon the sudden entry of the knights, the Archbishop revealed himself, and again refused to go with them, and so was set upon. He received several blows, finally falling to the ground where a knight cut open the crown of his head, shattering his sword on the ground in the process. A cleric who enter with them put his foot on the Archbishops neck and stirred the mixture of gore issuing from the man’s…

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BRIEF BIO: Jack Gunter is a writer of fiction, non-fiction, poetry, and songs. He is the co-owner of Open Door Communications, a copywriter, an inventor, and a former broker and private investigator. He is a naturalist and an amateur scientist and cryptologist. He likes to compose music and to design and play games and puzzles of all types. He homeschooled his children. He lives in the Upstate of South Carolina with his beautiful wife, talented two daughters, his old friend and Great Dane Sam, and his three Viking Cats.

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