Edmund Audley ca.1439-1524

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Edmund AUDLEY ca.1439-1524

Biographical Note

Son of James Tuchet, fifth Baron Audley, and his second wife Eleanor Holland. BA Lincoln College, Oxford 1467, MA 1471 and DTh by 1482/3. Held a number of ecclesiastical livings and prebends, including Lincoln, Salisbury, Lichfield and Wells. Bishop of Salisbury 1502. He was named as one of Henry VII's executors.


Audley was lauded as a patron of learning by the University of Oxford, to whom he was an important benefactor. He gave books and manuscripts to Lincoln College. Examples: K.8.12 SR C.3, K.8.11 SR C.2, Greek MS 18 (a Greek manuscript of the gospels) and Latin MS 114 (the Astronomia of Julius Formicus Siculus).