The Tudor Society
  • 13 November 1536 – The Murder of Robert Packington

    On 13th November 1536, mercer and member of Parliament Robert Packington (Pakington) was shot to death by an unknown assailant while he was on his way to mass at St Thomas of Acre Chapel. He was shot with a wheellock pistol. Theories regarding his murder include that it was ordered by conservative bishops, or John Stokesley, Bishop of London, or John Incent, Dean of St Paul’s. He was definitely interested in Reform and Rose Hickman, a Protestant, recalled how he “used to bring English bybles from beyond sea”.

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