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Despenser, Edward, first Lord Despenserlocked

(1336–1375)
  • T. B. Pugh

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Despenser, Edward, first Lord Despenser (1336–1375), magnate and soldier, was born at Essendine, Rutland, on 24 March 1336, the son and heir of Sir Edward Despenser (d. 1342)—the second son of Hugh Despenser the younger (d. 1326)—and his wife, Anne (...

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