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Despenser

/ dɪsˈpɛnsə /

noun

  1. DespenserHugh le, Earl of Winchester12621326MEnglishPOLITICS: statesmanMISC: royal favourite 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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He readily confirmed the ordinances, changed ministers, even retired Despenser—anything for the military help of his barons.

Only Hugh Despenser and a few lawyers adhered to the favourite.

Despenser, however, thought it prudent to avoid his enemies by going into hiding.

Hugh Despenser and Walter Langton were removed from the council.

Yet even then, Despenser was not satisfied with his position.

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