Person:Edward le Despencer (1)

Edward le Despencer, 1st Baron le Despencer
d.11 Nov 1375 Glamorgan, Wales
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Name[1][2] Edward le Despencer, 1st Baron le Despencer
Gender Male
Birth? 24 Mar 1335 Essendine, Rutland, England
Marriage 1365 to Elizabeth de Burghersh
Death? 11 Nov 1375 Glamorgan, Wales
Reference Number? Q4208487?

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Edward le Despencer, 1st Baron le Despencer, KG (also called Despenser) (c. 24 March 1335 or 1336 – 11 November 1375) was the son of another Edward le Despenser and Anne, sister of Henry, Lord Ferrers of Groby. He succeeded as Lord of Glamorgan in 1349.

Le Despencer went with Edward the Black Prince to France, and was present at the Battle of Poitiers. In recognition of his conduct in the French wars, he was summoned to Parliament as a baron in 1357. At the same time, he also became a Knight of the Garter.

He was a friend and patron of Jean Froissart and the eldest brother of Henry le Despenser, Bishop of Norwich.

There is a kneeling statue of him on the top of the Holy Trinity Chantry Chapel in Tewkesbury Abbey. He is the famous KNEELING KNIGHT of Tewkesbury. Brian Basham, Abbey guide.

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  1. Edward le Despencer, 1st Baron le Despencer, in Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia.
  2. Douglas Richardson. Plantagenet Ancestry. (2004, Genealogical Publishing Company, Baltimore, MD), p.269.
  3.   Cokayne, George Edward, and Vicary Gibbs; et al. The complete peerage of England, Scotland, Ireland, Great Britain and the United Kingdom, extant, extinct, or dormant [2nd ed.]. (London: St. Catherine Press, 1910-59), Volume 4 pages 274 to 278.