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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Historical Examples of despenser

  • I scarce expected a Despenser to hear his name with patience.

    In Convent Walls

    Emily Sarah Holt

  • It was probably on the 24th that the younger Despenser suffered.

    In Convent Walls

    Emily Sarah Holt

  • 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.