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Despenser, Sir Hughlocked

(c. 1223–1265)
  • Clive H. Knowles

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Despenser, Sir Hugh (c. 1223–1265), justiciar, was a middle-ranking baron who became a leading supporter of Simon de Montfort, earl of Leicester, and the last holder of the office of justiciar of England re-established after the baronial seizure of power in 1258. He inherited his estates, which were mainly in ...

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