The Tudor Society

September 21 – Henry Pendleton, a strong preacher but fickle man

On this day in Tudor history, 21st September 1557, in the reign of Queen Mary I, theologian and chaplain Henry Pendleton was buried at St Stephen's, Walbrook, London.

Pendleton, who was a friend of Bishop Bonner, is known not only for his strong preaching, which led to him being shot at once, but also for his changing religious faith. Pendleton went from staunch Catholic to zealous Protestant back to staunch Catholic. He even took part in disputations with his former friends and saw them imprisoned and burnt.

Find out more about Henry Pendleton, his life, career and changing religious beliefs...

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