Sir Hugh le Despenser Chief Justiciar of England 1st Baron le Despenser 1435
- Born: 5 Aug 1223, Rhyall, Rutland, Wales 1435,1436
- Marriage (1): Aline (Alvira) Basset before 1260 300
- Marriage (2): Aline (Alvira) Basset
- Died: 4 Aug 1265, Evesham, Worcestershire, England (in battle) at age 41 1435,1436
- Buried: Evesham Abbey, Evesham, England 1437
Noted events in his life were:
• Death, 1265, Evesham, Worcestershire, England. 300,679,1435 This was the site of a battle. He was slain by Roger Mortimer.
Following the Battle of Lewes a year earlier, where Simon de Montfort had gained control of parliament, the Battle of Evesham in August 1265 was the second of two main battles of the Second Barons' War. It marked the victory of Prince Edward, who led the 8,000 strong army of his father Henry III, over the 6,000 men of de Montfort, and the beginning of the end of the rebellion. The battle was a massacre; de Montfort's army were trapped in the horseshoe bend of the river, and although de Montfort and his son were killed, Prince Edward's victory was not decisive towards the King's hold on the country, and the struggle continued until 1267, after which the kingdom returned to a period of unity and progress that was to last until the early 1290s.
Hugh married Aline (Alvira) Basset, daughter of Sir Phillip Basset of Wycombe and Hawise of Louvain, before 1260.300 (Aline (Alvira) Basset was born in Wooten, Basset, Wiltshire, England 300.)
Hugh next married Aline (Alvira) Basset, daughter of Sir Phillip Basset of Wycombe and Hawise of Louvain. (Aline (Alvira) Basset was born in Wooten, Basset, Wiltshire, England 300.)