Bishop Ayscough, murdered in Edington in 1450 – the Friends’ Talk 2021

Sam Lane – currently at Oxford completing his doctorate in medieval history, focussing on the relationship between Church and State in later medieval England – has kindly agreed to come and speak to us on the subject of his master’s thesis.

The unfortunate Bishop Ayscough, was murdered here during Jack Cade’s Rebellion in 1450, but many of us know very little more than that.

Sam gave an excellent talk, which was streamed live on Saturday 28 August.   Click here if you would like to listen again.

(The photograph was taken at the church’s 650’s anniversary celebrations, when the children did a re-enactment of what happened, by chasing the bishop out of the church.)