Anne Askew

Anne Askew (1521 - 1546)

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Lady Anne Askew aka Ayscough, Kyme
Born in South Kelsey, Lincolnshire, Englandmap
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Died in Smithfield, London, Englandmap
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Categories: Protestant Martyrs of the English Reformation | Prisoners of the Tower of London | This Day In History July 16 | English Authors | English Poets | English Notables.

Anne Askew (b. abt. 1520/1 - d. 16 Jul 1546 Smithfield, London, age 26).[1][2]



Anne Askew is Notable.

Anne Askew was a "writer, poet, and Protestant martyr." Associate of Queen Catherine Howard, 6th wife of King Henry VIII. Condemned as a heretic," during the reign of Henry VIII, she's the only documented female to be, "tortured in the Tower of London and burnt at the stake." John Lascelles, Nicholas Belenian and John Adams, died with her.[2]


Bale published a, "first-person account of her ordeal and her beliefs."[2] He described her as, "the yonger doughter of Sir Wyllyam Askewe knyght of Lyncolne shyre."[1]

Father: Sir William Askew / Ayscough (1489-1541) of Stallinborough, Lincolnshire.
Mother: Elizabeth Wrottesley, dau. of William Wrottesley of Reading, Berkshire.
Step-Mother: Elizabeth Hutton, widow of Sir William Hansard of South Kelsey

Anne the Martyr

Foxe (1563), later called her a Protestant martyr, leading to her martyrdom in the demonination's hagiography. "As Thomas Fuller described it, 'she went to heaven in a chariot of fire.'"[2]

Anne the Author

Anne is, "one of the earliest-known female poets to compose in the English language. ... Her writing is one of the most important autobiographical accounts of 16th century religious turmoil we have to date."[2][3]


  • Askew, A. (1996). The Examinations of Anne Askew. Elaine V. Beilin, Ed. NY: Oxford University Press.Google Books.[4]
  • Bale, J. Examinations.
  • Foxe, J. (1563). Acts and Monuments.

Citations and Notes

  1. 1.0 1.1 Askew, 1996, p. xvii.[1]
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 Wikipedia: Anne Askew
  3. Anne Askew is descends from Edward I (1239-1307); her brother, Sir Francis Ayscough of South Kelsey, is the great-great grandfather of Sir Isaac Newton, ([2][3]
  4. Anne Askew b. c. 1520/1, (p. xvii).

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On 25 Jan 2017 at 19:35 GMT Sunny (Trimbee) Clark wrote:

Ayscough-13 and Askew-589 appear to represent the same person because: Duplicates... named morphed from Ascough (Ainscough) to Askew with her generation,

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