Askew, or Ascue, Anne, the daughter of Sir William Askew, of Kelsay, Lincolnshire, was born in 1529. She seems to have been an accomplished and pious woman, and was married early to one Kyme, whom she disliked. Her husband treated her with cruelty, and finally turned her out of doors because she read the Bible and was inclined to adopt the principles of the Reformation. Anne went to London with a view to getting a separation, but the unhappy woman was imprisoned in Newgate, tortured hideously by Lord Chancellor Wriothesley and Sir R. Rich, and at last (1546) burnt for a heretic in Smith field. She behaved with the utmost firmness and gentleness to the last.