25 Sep 2017 - Salisbury Cathedral

Robert 2nd Baron Hungerford 1400-1459

Robert served in the latter stages of the Hundred Year's War.

His father fought at Battle of Agincourt and became a prominent member of the court of Henry VI King England II King France 1421-1471, attending Henry's coronation at Notre Dame, Paris 16 Dec 1461.

His son Robert 3rd Baron Hungerford 1431-1464 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 Longsword Longespée 3rd Earl Salisbury 1176-1226

Illegitimate son of Henry Curtmantle II King England 1133-1189 and Ida Tosny 1156-1226; half-brother to Richard Lionheart I King England 1157-1199 and John Lackland I King England 1166-1216.

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 1170-1243. When his tomb was opened 1791 the well-preserved corpse of a rat was found to have traces of arsenic in its skull.

Richard Beauchamp Bishop Hereford Bishop Salisbury -1481

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

Edmund Tuchet Bishop Rochester Bishop Hereford Bishop Salisbury 1443-1524

Son of James Tuchet 5th Baron Audley 1398-1459 and Eleanor Holland 1406-1459.

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 1434-1471 and nephew James Tuchet 7th Baron Audley 1463-1497, both of whom were executed during the Wars of the Roses, and his father who was killed at the Battle of Blore Heath.