Despenser


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Despenser

(dɪsˈpɛnsə)
n
(Biography) Hugh le, Earl of Winchester. 1262–1326, English statesman, a favourite of Edward II. Together with his son Hugh, the Younger (?1290–1326), he was executed by the king's enemies
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He was Hugh Despenser the Younger, a relative, through marriage, of the Audleys of Heleigh, a powerful family that held high positions in the courts of Edward I and Edward II.
When the officers parked up in Despenser Street, a man got into their car as he was speaking to someone on the phone.
When the rebels kill an official they deem corrupt, she calls this "murder," but when Bishop Despenser hangs rebels without even the pretense of a trial, she says they were "executed" (351).
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The next chapter of events begins anachronistically with the Ordinances (they were, in reality, passed as a restraining measure against Edward and Gaveston well before Gavestons death), and the appointment, as part of those Ordinances, of Hugh Despenser the Younger as Chamberlain.
A sequence of crucifixions leads from the Despenser reredos, the Berger crucifixion and a small late Saxon/early Norman pectoral cross to Elizabeth Frink's figure of Christ outstretched but unsupported by a cross for St Edmundsbury Cathedral (1984).
Regarded by architectural author Walter Leedy as a 'proto-fan', the tomb canopy of Hugh Lord Despenser (1350) in Tewkesbury Abbey is an early example of the composition of conoid forms and what was to become the geometry of the fan vault.
In his final chapters Phillips traces Edward's destruction of his opponents at the battle of Boroughbridge, the years of Despenser 'tyranny' and finally the denouement of the king's deposition, death and supposed afterlife.
The naive Isabella, cruelly rejected by the king who has once again betrayed her for Hugh Despenser, plots to overthrow Edward with her exiled lover Baron Mortimer (Dominic Antonucci).
For the record, the magazine's list of villains also includes: Eadric Streona, Thomas a Becket, Hugh Despenser the Younger, Thomas Arundel, Sir Richard Rich, Titus Oates and Jack the Ripper.
The list of villains was: Mosley, Jack the Ripper, Cumberland, Titus Oates, Sir Richard Rich, Thomas Arundel, Hugh Despenser, King John, Thomas Becket and Eadric Streona