by Barbara Willard is a good book. The second paragraph of a book-report I did on this book goes as follows:
Thomas Becket was loved and respected by the people of England. As Archbishop Thomas Becket's "relatives" were travelling to France after being exiled, they encouraged each other by speaking about their beloved Archbishop. Brother Oswin happily shared with Simon, "I have as little connection with the Archbishop as you yourself, my poor lad. But let us find honor at being named his men by no less than the King of England!" (p. 32) Later, when the Archbishop's ship came to the shore of England, many people joyfully greeted him, running into the water to climb aboard the ship to meet him. When Thomas Becket arrived in Canterbury, England, the people threw brightly-colored cloaks and capes, and beech, oak, yew, and holly branches down for their much-loved Archbishop. Thus, the English people's love for the Archbishop of Canterbury was especially evident when he was in need of support.