25 Sep 2017 – Salisbury Cathedral
Robert Hungerford 2nd Baron Hungerford served in the latter stages of the Hundred Year’s War.
His son Robert Hungerford 3rd 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.
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.
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.
Bishop John Wordsworth
Sculpted by George Frampton 1860-1928.
Bishop Walter Kerr Hamilton
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 Tuchet and nephew James Tuchet 7th Baron Audley of Heighley in Staffordshire, both of whom were executed during the Wars of the Roses, and his father who was killed at the Battle of Blore Heath.