Henry soon found that Beckets threats had more effect than he liked.
Beckets death, then, gave a qualified triumph to the church party, and he was rightly regarded as the successful champion of his caste.
In which he was placed that even after making his submission to the popes legates at Avranches in 1172, he thought it necessary to do penance before Beckets tomb in 1174, on which occasion he allowed himself to be publicly scourged by the monks of Canterbury, who inflicted on him three cuts apiece.
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