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  1. Hugh le Despenser (1 March 1261 – 27 October 1326), sometimes referred to as " the Elder Despenser ", was for a time the chief adviser to King Edward II of England. [1] He was created a baron in 1295 and Earl of Winchester in 1322. One day after being captured by forces loyal to Sir Roger Mortimer and Edward's wife, Queen Isabella, who were ...

  2. Other articles where Hugh Le Despenser is discussed: Despenser family: Hugh Le Despenser (in full Hugh Le Despenser, earl of Winchester; b. 1262—d. Oct. 27, 1326, Bristol, Gloucestershire, Eng.), also known as Hugh the Elder, was summoned to Parliament as a baron in 1295. He fought in France and Scotland for Edward I and was…

  3. May 13, 2023 · The Rise of Hugh Despenser the Younger. Hugh Despenser was born around 1287 AD to Hugh le Despenser, Earl of Winchester (known as Despenser the Elder), and his wife, Isabella De Beauchamp. His parents both hailed from two of England’s most powerful noble families and Hugh was fated from an early age to become a rich and powerful man.

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  4. Hugh Despenser, 1st Baron Despenser ( c. 1287/1289 [1] [2] – 24 November 1326), also referred to as " the Younger Despenser ", [3] was the son and heir of Hugh Despenser, Earl of Winchester, (the Elder Despenser) and his wife Isabel Beauchamp, daughter of William Beauchamp, 9th Earl of Warwick. [4] He rose to national prominence as royal ...

  5. Hugh Le Despenser (in full Hugh Le Despenser, earl of Winchester; b. 1262—d. Oct. 27, 1326, Bristol, Gloucestershire, Eng.), also known as Hugh the Elder, was summoned to Parliament as a baron in 1295. He fought in France and Scotland for Edward I and was sent by him on several embassies, including two to the pope.

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  6. May 2, 2019 · 02 May 2019. Recently defined as the ‘greatest villain’ of the fourteenth century Hugh Despenser the Younger was a pirate and extortionist, and made himself the richest and most powerful man in England between 1322 and 1326. He suffered the traitor’s death in Hereford on 24 November 1326 on the orders of the queen-consort of England ...

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  8. Nov 4, 2023 · Hugh le Despenser, 1st Earl of Winchester. Hugh le Despenser (1 March 1261 – 27 October 1326), sometimes referred to as "the Elder Despenser", was for a time the chief adviser to King Edward II of England. [1] He was the son of Hugh le Despencer, 1st Baron le Despencer (or Despenser), and Aliva Basset, sole daughter and heiress of Philip Basset.

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