NameEleanor DE CLARE , 21G Grandmother
BirthOct 1292, Caerphilly Castle, Glamorgan
Death30 Jun 1337
MotherPrincess Joan Of Acre (1272-1307)
Birthabt 1286
Death24 Nov 1326, Hereford
BurialTewkesbury Abbey, Gloucester, England
MotherIsabella DE BEAUCHAMP (~1263-~1306)
Marriage1306, Westminster, London, England
ChildrenElizabeth (-1389)
Notes for Eleanor DE CLARE
Notes for Hugh Despenser “The Younger” (Spouse 1)
A “favourite” of King Edward II
has been called Earl of Gloucester by some writers but The Complete Peerage vol.V,p715 makes it clear he was not. The Complete Peerage vol.IV.pp.267-271.
Accused of widespread criminality.
After a trial he was gruesomely executed in front of a crowd while Queen Isabella and her lover Roger Mortimer looked on and feasted.

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