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Hugh le Despenser

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  • Name Hugh le Despenser 
    Born of Loughborough, Leicestershire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Alternate birth of Hanley Castle, Worcestershire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Died 24 Nov 1326  Hereford, Herefordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 3, 4, 5
    Alternate death 29 Nov 1326  Hereford, Herefordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Buried Tewkesbury Abbey, Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4
    Person ID I12415  Ancestry of PNH, TNH, and others | Ancestors of JTS, Ancestor of TSW
    Last Modified 7 Jan 2018 

    Father Hugh le Despenser,   b. 1 Mar 1261, of Loughborough, Leicestershire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Oct 1326, Bristol, Gloucestershire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 65 years) 
    Mother Isabel de Beauchamp,   d. Bef 30 May 1306 
    Married Between 10 Sep 1285 and 27 Jan 1287  [2, 7, 8, 9
    Family ID F1621  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Eleanor de Clare,   b. Oct 1292, Caerphilly, Glamorgan, Wales Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Jun 1337  (Age ~ 44 years) 
    Married Aft 14 Jun 1306  Westminster, Middlesex, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 10, 11
    Children 
    +1. Edward le Despenser,   b. of Buckland, Buckinghamshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Sep 1342, Morlaix, Brittany, France Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Isabel le Despenser,   b. Between 1312 and 1313
    Last Modified 9 Dec 2018 
    Family ID F8096  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • "The Younger". Favorite of Edward II; ultimately convicted of treason. "Outside the city he was stripped and then reclothed with his arms reversed, and he was crowned with stinging nettles. Condemned to death as a traitor, on 24 November 1326 he was drawn on a hurdle to the gallows, and then hanged from a height of 50 feet. Still alive, he was cut down and eviscerated before finally being beheaded. His head was displayed on London Bridge; his quarters were sent to Bristol, Dover, York, and Newcastle. In December 1330 Eleanor de Clare received royal permission to collect her husband's bones and inter them in Tewkesbury Abbey." [Oxford Dictionary of National Biography]

  • Sources 
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    3. [S76] The Oxford Dictionary of National Biography (2004-ongoing).

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