Hugh Le Despencer, 2nd Baron Le Despencer
Hugh le Despencer (1308–1349) was the eldest son and heir of Hugh the younger Despenser, son of Hugh the elder Despenser. His father and grandfather were both executed in 1326. His mother was Eleanor de Clare, daughter of Gilbert de Clare, 6th Earl of Hertford and Joan of Acre. Through his mother, Hugh was a great grandson of Edward I of England.
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