Editors. "Cardinal Beaton is assassinated by pro-English party". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 01 November 2010
[http://www.litencyc.com/php/stopics.php?rec=true&UID=14733, accessed 22 December 2014.]
Cardinal Beaton is assassinated at St. Andrews by Leslie and Kirkcaldy of Grange, leaders of the pro-English political faction, and sympathisers of the martyred Protestant preacher George Wishart. His death was the spark that ignited the Reformation in Scotland.
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