- Hugh le, Earl of Winchester. 1262–1326, English statesman, a favourite of Edward II. Together with his son Hugh, the Younger (?1290–1326), he was executed by the king's enemies
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I scarce expected a Despenser to hear his name with patience.
It was probably on the 24th that the younger Despenser suffered.
Despenser, however, thought it prudent to avoid his enemies by going into hiding.
Yet even then, Despenser was not satisfied with his position.
Eighty marks per annum were granted to her from the Despenser lands, January 14th, 1384.The White Rose of Langley
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