Salisbury Cathedral

 

Robert 2nd Baron Hungerford

Robert 2nd Baron Hungerford served in the latter stages of the Hundred Year’s War.

His father fought at Agincourt and became a prominent member of the court of Henry VI King England, attending Henry’s coronation at Notre Dame, Paris 16 Dec 1461.

His son, also Robert, 03 Baron Hungerford, played a prominent role in the Wars of the Roses on the Lancastrian side eventually being captured at the Battle of Hexham and subsequently beheaded at Newcastle on Tyne.

Salisbury Cathedral formerly contained the Hungerford Chantry that was demolished during restorations in 1790. The Hungerford Chapel contained the remains of Robert, his father and mother, and his son.

This particularly fine effigy in alabaster was relocated to the Nave.

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William “Longsword” LongespĂ©e 3rd Earl Salisbury

Illegitimate son of Henry “Curtmantle” II King England and Ida Tosny; half-brother to Kings Richard I and John.

William played a significant role in the Baron’s Wars, siding with the Crown.

Believed to have been poisoned by Hubert Burgh 1st Earl Kent. When his tomb was opened 1791 the well-preserved corpse of a rat was found to have traces of arsenic in its skull.

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Interior of the Cathedral

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Bishop John Wordsworth

Sculpted by George Frampton 1914.

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Chantry of Bishop Edmund Audley (1524)

Edmund Tuchet Bishop Rochester, Bishop Hereford, Bishop Salisbury was the son of John Tuchet, 05 Baron Audley, and Eleanor Holland.

Eleanor Holland the daughter of Edmund Holland, 04 Duke of Kent, and Constance of York, grand-daughter of Edward II; Eleanor was illegitimate.

Eleanor was, then, a great great great grand-daughter of Edward I on her father’s side, and a great grand-daughter of Edward III on her mother’s side.

Living to eighty-one Edmund did well to avoid the fate of his brother Humphrey and nephew James, both of whom were executed during the Wars of the Roses, and his father who was killed at the Battle of Blore Heath.

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Interior of the Cathedral

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Richard Beauchamp Bishop Hereford, Bishop Salisbury

Bishop Salisbury 1450-1481.

Fourth cousin to the better known Earls of Warwick Beauchamps. Richard’s father was Speaker of the House of Commons. His elder brother the father of John 01 Baron Beauchamp Powick.

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