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Hugh Despenser the younger, first Lord Despenser (d. 1326) stained glass [Left to right] Gilbert de Clare, , and Robert fitz Haimon (d. 1107)] © Sonia Halliday Photographs; photograph Sonia Halliday and Laura Lushington


Despenser, Hugh, the younger, first Lord Despenser (d. 1326), administrator and royal favourite, was the son of Hugh Despenser the elder (1261–1326) and his wife, Isabel (d. 1306), widow of Payn Chaworth and daughter of William de Beauchamp, earl of Warwick (...