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  • ID: I7257
  • Name: Hugh ?The Younger? Le Despencer
  • Suffix: 3rd Baron Despencer
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: 1 MAR 1286
  • Note: 40 at death
  • Death: 24 NOV 1326 in Hereford
  • Burial: Hulton Abbey, Staffs (probably)
  • Cause: Executed. Hung drawn & quartered
  • MEM: Tewkesbury Abbey, Gloucestershire: stained glass
  • Note: 1 2

    Hugh (d. 1326), sometimes referred to as "the younger Despenser", was king Edward's favourite after the death of Piers Gaveston. The king had him married to his niece Eleanor de Clare, daughter of his sister Joan of Acre , and in her right he inherited Glamorgan. His greedy push for greater domination in south Wales was one of the things that roused the barons to exile him and his father in 1321. The pair returned the next year, the younger Despenser was captured along with his father during Queen Isabella's rebellion, and was hanged November 26, 1326 at Hereford .
    ?Self seeking greedy bully.?
    Head was sent to London where it was stuck on a pole at London Bridge.
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  • Change Date: 19 FEB 2008

    Father: Hugh ?The Elder? Le Despencer b: 1 MAR 1260 in Barton, Gloucesershire
    Mother: Isabel De Beauchamp b: ABT 1236 in Warwick, Warwickshire

    Marriage 1 Eleanor De Clare b: OCT 1292
    • Married:
    1. Has Children Edward Le Despencer
    2. Has Children Philip Le Despencer
    3. Has Children Elizabeth Despencer
    4. Has Children Isabel Le Despencer b: ABT 1312 in Gloucestershire

    1. Type: Web Site
    2. Text: This Sceptred Isle
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