Wednesday, 29 June 2016

William Ayscough, Bishop of Salisbury

As chaos engulfed the streets of London in the summer of 1450, William Ayscough, Bishop of Salisbury was a
frightened man, most probably believing that the mob who had plotted his death at the beginning of the year would now put their plans into action. 


The death in the February of Adam Moleyns, murdered on a beach at Portsmouth and the murder three months
later of William de la Pole off the coast at Dover must have playing on Ayscough's mind, and with Jack Cade's rebel's drawing ever closer, Asycough left the city heading for his home in Dorset. 

You can read more of Asycough's story on my website at 

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