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The gruesome execution in 1326 of Hugh le Despenser the younger.
From a manuscript of 1470s.
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Hugh le Despenser, Earl of Winchester (see here),
executed 1326,
had issue:

Hugh le Despenser the younger (see here),
mar 1306 [her age 14] to Eleanor de Clare [born 1292, grand-dau of Edward I],
gay lover of Edward II,
executed 1326,
appears on stained glass window at Tewkesbury Abbey,
had issue:

  1. Isabel Despenser, mar Richard Fitzalan, 3rd Earl of Arundel and had issue.

  2. Edward le Despenser, had issue:

    1. Edward le Despenser (and here), had issue:

      1. Margaret le Despencer, mar Robert de Ferrers and had issue.

      2. Elizabeth le Despenser, born 1365, mar John Arundel and had issue.

      3. Thomas le Despencer, born 1373,
        mar Constance Plantagenet [grand-dau of Edward III]
        and was lynched by a mob at Bristol, 16th Jan 1400, age 27 yrs, leaving issue:

        1. Isabel le Despencer,
          born (after her father's death) 26th July 1400,
          mar 1stly, 1411, to Richard Beauchamp, 2nd Baron Abergavenny and had issue,
          mar 2ndly, 1423, to Richard Beauchamp, 5th Earl of Warwick and had issue,
          will dated 1st Dec 1439,
          died 26th Dec, must be 1439, NOT 1440, age 39 yrs,
          will pr 4th Feb 1440, meant to be bur Tewkesbury [Foster's Royal Descents, 1887].

    2. Sir Hugh le Despenser, had issue:

      1. Sir Hugh le Despenser,
        inherited Kilkenny Castle,
        sold it to 3rd Earl of Ormond 1391.

  3. Elizabeth de Despencer, mar Maurice de Berkeley, 4th Lord Berkeley and had issue.

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