On All Saints Day 1522 Master John Browne of the parish of Theydon-Garnon in Essex, having kissed the paxbread at the parish Mass, smashed it over the head of Richard Pond, the holy-water clerk who had tendered it to him, ‘causing streams of blood to run to the ground.’ Browne was enraged because the pax had first been offered to Francis Hamden, the patron of the living, and his wife Margery, despite the fact that he had warned Pond, ‘Clerke, if thou hereafter gevist me not the pax first I shall breke it on thy hedd.’