Gower – a Rather Big Storm in a Little Tea-Cup or… How Hugh Despenser Managed to Really Annoy the Marcher Barons

Since becoming Lord of Glamorgan in 1317, Hugh Despenser had managed to take neighbouring Gwynllwg from his brother-in-law Hugh Audley, harassed his other brother-in-law, Damory, (unsuccessfully) over his lands and had become the king’s chamberlain, gradually worming his way into Edward’s affections, garnering royal grants and favours along the way. … Continue reading