Thomas Beckett was born around 1118 in London. His parents were middle class merchants who sent him to a good school taught by monks. There he began learning not only his lessons, but also how to control his quick temper. His hard work helped him to become one of the most powerful men in England-the Chancellor to King Henry II. Later, when the ambitious king appointed Thomas to be the Archbishop of Canterbury, Thomas knew that he would be forced to choose between serving God or king.....Has Nihil Obstat and Imprimatur View More...
United States, Mary's Books: 1962, 2015
Seller ID: ITF232
Binding: Soft Cover
Condition: Brand New
Giotto Bondone was born around 1266 in Italy. Young Giotto loved to draw pictures, and his parents fostered his talent by allowing him to study with a famous artist in Florence. Soon, Giotto became a master painter, and he was asked to paint beautiful pictures in many churches. Everyone, including the Pope, loved his paintings. At one point in this story, when he was praised by King Robert of Naples, Giotto said, “The gifts I have were only loaned to me by the good Lord that I might better serve Him and His Church.” Reading this story can encourage us to follow in the footsteps of t... View More...