despenser's action provoked extreme indignation among all the marcher lords.
I scarce expected a despenser to hear his name with patience.
The tomb is very similar in design to the despenser tomb over against which it is placed.
It was probably on the 24th that the younger despenser suffered.
despenser, abler and more restless than the others, and confident in the royal favour, was the first to take the aggressive.
despenser, however, thought it prudent to avoid his enemies by going into hiding.
Edward made his way to Gloucester in March, 1321, and strove to protect despenser and to calm the wild spirits of the marchers.
Yet even then, despenser was not satisfied with his position.
The earldom did not return to the despenser family until 1397, when it was conferred on the great-grandson of the attainted Earl.
Edward and his unpopular ministers fled towards Wales; but the elder despenser was caught at Bristol and promptly hanged.