Talk: Jack of Newbury

24 April 19:00

Jack of Newbury (John Winchcombe) was producing cloth on an industrial scale in Newbury during Henry VIII’s reign, for export across Europe.

This left him wealthy and allowed him to buy substantial property in the area.  Jack was one of England’s leading clothiers and part of the Berkshire gentry, and led local men to war in the 1540s.  His life story was mangled by a contemporary of Shakespeare’s, but he was a historical figure of national importance.  In this talk, local historian Dr David Peacock will unravel the story of this colourful character.

Venue: West Berkshire Museum
Wednesday 24 April 2019    |  7pm – 8pm

Tickets £5 available from West Berkshire Museum and online soon.  All seating is unreserved.