Write an essay of about 1000-1200 (4-5 pages) that uses the source to develop a clear analytical
argument about the problem of secular power, religious authority, and the nature of Christendom.
Your paper should analyze the issues that led to the conflict between Henry II and Thomas Becket
and how William understood these issues, ultimately making an argument about their implications or
significance. Although you are not required to use any other sources for this paper, you may find it
useful to compare these events with those depicted in the Letters Relating to Gregory VII, Henry IV, and
the German Bishops and/or the Speech of Urban II at the Council of Clermont. You may, of course, use
these sources in your paper if you wish.