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People/Characters: Hugh Despenser the Younger

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TitlesOrder
Edward II by Seymour Phillips
Edward II by Harold F. Hutchison
Edward II: The Unconventional King by Kathryn Warner
England in the Later Middle Ages by M.H. Keen
Great Tales from English History Omnibus by Robert Lacey
The Greatest Traitor: The Life of Sir Roger Mortimer, Ruler of England 1327-1330 by Ian Mortimer
The Knight and the Rose by Isolde Martyn
The Life and Times of Edward II by Caroline Bingham
The Plantagenets: The Warrior Kings and Queens Who Made England by Dan Jones
The She-Wolf of France by Maurice Druon
The Spencers: A Personal History of an English Family by Charles Spencer Spencer, Earl
The Three Edwards: War and State in England 1272-1377 by Michael Prestwich
To Catch the Conscience of the King by Martin White

Character description

Hugh Despenser, 1st Lord Despenser (c. 1286 – 24 November 1326), also referred to as "the younger Despenser", was the son and heir of Hugh le Despenser, Earl of Winchester (the elder Despenser), and Isabella daughter of William, 9th Earl of Warwick. He rose to national prominence as royal chamberlain and a favourite of Edward II of England; a series of subsequent controversies eventually led to his being Hanged, drawn and quartered.

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