Jack of Newbury

Jack of Newbury (John Winchcombe) was producing cloth on an industrial scale for export across Europe in Newbury during Henry VIII's reign. This left him wealthy and allowed him to buy substantial property in the area. Jack of Newbury was one of England's leading clothiers and part of the Berkshire gentry, and led men to fight in the Civil War in the 1540's. His life story was mangled by a contemporary of Shakespeare, but he was a historical figure of national importance. Dr David Peacock, one of Newbury's local historians, will unravel his colourful life story.

Tickets £5 per person from the Museum or online. All seating is unreserved and non-refundable.

For more information or to book, see the website:https://booking.westberks.gov.uk/heritage_events.html

Date: 
Wednesday, 24 April 2019 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm
Event location: 
West Berkshire Museum
The Wharf
Newbury
Berks
RG14 AS
United Kingdom