Isabel le Despencer: Birth: ABT 1270. Death: 4 DEC 1334
Title: Burke's Dormant & Extinct Peerages
Author: Burke, John & Burke, Sir Bernard
Publication: Harrison, London, 1844, 1883, reprinted 1969
Title: Ancestral File
Title: Brian Tompsett
Note: [ralphroberts.ged] [roberts.GED] [sandberg.ged] From Burke's D&E p. 166 "... and the elder Spencer being seized (althought in his ninetieth year), was brought in chains before the prince and the barons, and received judgment of death, which was accordingly exceuted, by hanging the culprit upon a gallows in the sight of the king and of his son, upon St. Dennis's day, in October, 1326. [ 27 Oct 1326 ] It is said by some writers that the body was hung up with two strong cords for four days, and then cut to pieces, and given to the dogs. Young Spencer, with the king, effected his escape; but they were both, soon afterwards, taken and delivered to the queen, when the unfortunate monarch was consigned to Berkeley Castle, where he was basely murdered in 1327. Hugh Spencer the younger, it appears was impeached before parliament, and received sentence to be drawn upon a hurdle, with trumps and trumpets, throughout all the city of Hereford and there to be hanged and quartered, which sentence was executed on a gallows 50 feet high, upon St. Andrew's eve, anno 1326 [ 24 Nov 1326 ]. Thus terminated the career of two of the most celebrated royal favourites in the annals of England. The younger Hugh was a peer of the realm, as well as his father, having been summoned to parliament as a baron, from 29 July, 1314, to 10 October, 1325; but the two BARONIES OF SPENCER, and the EARLDOM OF WINCHESTER, expired under the attainders of the father and son."
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