Editors. "Cardinal Beaton is assassinated by pro-English party". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 01 November 2010
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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.