The Friends’ talk 2021 – murder in Edington!

Sam Lane gave the Friends a fascinating account of how Bishop Ayscough was murdered in Edington during Jack Cade’s Rebellion in 1450.

At the time, Sam was completing his doctorate in medieval history at Oxford. He spoke on the subject of his master’s thesis, and focussed on the relationship between Church and State in later medieval England. His talk was streamed live on Saturday 28 August.

Click here if you would like to listen to it again.   (The talk itself starts about 4 minutes into the video.)

(The photograph was taken at a re-enactment of the event during the church’s 650th anniversary celebrations, when the children chased ‘the bishop’ out of the church.)