Thomas a Becket: A Dramatic Chronicle; In Five Acts (Classic Reprint)

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When the Norman population was about to blend with the Saxon, or rather both were about to form a new one combining their dis tinctive qualities. His character exhibits the romantic and ad venturous spirit, the wit, brilliancy, passionate temperament, and fitful despotism of the former as well as the wisdom, solid worth, rough humour, good-fellowship, and good-nature of the latter. England perhaps owes more to Henry the Second in the way of those corner-stones for a free Constitution - Equal Laws - than to any other among her monarchs between Alfred and Edward the Third. Queen Eleanor furnishes an excellent though very opposite stage-character, being strongly marked by her vices, by her very weaknesses. But in truth the era itself, when Feudal, Ecclesiastical, Political, and Academical Institutions were establishing themselves broader and firmer on the rude bases left by previous barbarity when men had still about them all the vigour of their primitive life, and all the enthusiasm of commencing civilisation - such an era by natural consequence teemed with characters, enterprises, vicissitudes, &c., dramatic because so pregnant with individualism and with action. I have adopted without scruple the rough, bold features of these times, wherever, like rocks and cataracts in a landscape, they appeared to give the scene poetical impressiveness. If they realised, as it were, those times to myself while ruminating over them, I supposed they would have a like effect upon the reader. He will recollect, however, the popular distinction between History and Chronicle, - the latter admitting a degree of romance and inter mixture of tradition, besides a picturesque enrichment by materials which are Splendid rubbish to the mere annalist, but to the dramatist most precious. Though preserving the general line and sequence of facts as they happened, I have subordinated them, of poetic right.
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