Person:William Stanley (172)

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Sir William Stanley, Knight
d.10 Feb 1495
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Name[2][4] Sir William Stanley, Knight
Gender Male
Birth[1] abt 1435 Lathom, Lancashire, England
Military[1] 23 Sep 1459 Combatant of Blore Heath
Marriage 1465 to Joan Beaumont
Marriage aft 1470 to Elizabeth Hopton
Military[1] 22 Aug 1485 Combatant of Bosworth Field
Death[1] 10 Feb 1495 Beheaded


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Sir William Stanley KG (c. 1435 – 10 February 1495) was an English soldier and the younger brother of Thomas Stanley, 1st Earl of Derby. Stanley fought with his troops in several battles of the Wars of the Roses.

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  3.   French, George Russell. Shakspeareana genealogica. (London: Macmillan, 1869), p. 166.

    Appears as a character in Shakespeare's Henry VI part III.

  4. Earwaker, J. P. (John Parsons). East Cheshire, past and present, or, A history of the hundred of Macclesfield in the county Palatine of Chester - from original records. (London: Printed for the Author, 1878-1880), 2:603.
  5.   Brydges, Egerton. Collins's peerage of England, genealogical, biographical, and historical, greatly augmented, and continued to the present time. (London: [T. Bensley], 1812), 3:56-58.
  6.   Stephen, Leslie, ed, and Sidney, ed Lee. Dictionary of National Biography. (London: Smith, Elder, 1885-1900), 54:81-82.