William Ayscough

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William Ayscough
Bishop of Salisbury
Appointed11 February 1438
Term ended29 June 1450
PredecessorRobert Neville
SuccessorRichard Beauchamp
Orders
Consecration20 July 1438
Personal details
Died29 June 1450
DenominationCatholic

William Ayscough (or Aiscough) was a medieval Bishop of Salisbury.

Ayscough was nominated on 11 February 1438 and consecrated on 20 July 1438.[1]

Ayscough was murdered on 29 June 1450 by an angry mob during Jack Cade’s rebellion, as he had married Henry VI and the deeply unpopular Margaret of Anjou.

Citations[edit]

  1. ^ Fryde, et al. Handbook of British Chronology p. 271

References[edit]

  • Fryde, E. B.; Greenway, D. E.; Porter, S.; Roy, I. (1996). Handbook of British Chronology (Third revised ed.). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. ISBN 0-521-56350-X.
Catholic Church titles
Preceded by
Robert Neville
Bishop of Salisbury
1438–1450
Succeeded by
Richard Beauchamp