What a parcel of fools and dastards have I nourished in my house, that not one of them will avenge me of this one upstart clerk!
Henry II (1133 - 1189)
Source: K. Norgate, in Dictionary of Nat. Biog.
Contributed by: Zaady
Who will free me from this turbulent priest? Speaking of Thomas á Becket, Archbishop of Canterbury, who refused to be subservient to the king and was later murdered by four of the King Henry's knights, 1170.
Source: History of England
I order you to hold a free election, but forbid you to elect anyone but Richard my clerk.
Source: Writ to electors of the See of Winchester regarding the election of a new bishop. 1173
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