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People/Characters: Thomas Stanley, 1st Earl of Derby

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The Battle of Bosworth by Michael Bennett
Battle of Bosworth Field by William Hutton
Bosworth 1485: The Battle that Transformed England by Michael K. Jones
A Brief History of Medieval Warfare by Peter Reidnot in English Common Knowledge
By loyalty bound by Elizabeth Ashworth
Edward IV by Charles Ross
Great Tales from English History Omnibus by Robert Lacey
Henry VII by S. B. Chrimes
Lancaster against York by Trevor Royle
The Life and Times of Richard III by Anthony Cheetham
Loyaultie Me Lie: Bosworth Field, August 22, 1485 by Michael W. Kennedy
The Making of the Tudor Dynasty by Ralph A. Griffiths
The Red Queen by Philippa Gregory
Richard III by Charles Ross
Richard III: A Royal Enigma by Sean Cunningham
Richard the Third by Paul Murray Kendall
The Tragedy of Richard the Third by William Shakespeare
The Wars of the Roses: A Concise History by Charles Derek Ross
Winter King: The Dawn of Tudor England by Thomas Penn
The Women of the Cousins' War: The Duchess, the Queen, and the King's Mother by Philippa Gregory
The Year of Three Kings by Giles St. Aubyn

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Thomas Stanley, 1st Earl of Derby, KG (1435 – 29 July 1504) was titular King of Mann, an English nobleman and stepfather to King Henry VII of England. He was the eldest son of Thomas Stanley, 1st Baron Stanley and Joan Goushill, and through his mother a lineal descendant of King Edward I by Elizabeth Plantagenet, Countess of Hereford and the FitzAlan family of Arundel.

A landed magnate of immense power, particularly across the northwest of England where his authority went almost unchallenged, even by the Crown, Stanley managed to remain in favour with successive kings throughout the Wars of the Roses until his death in 1504. His estates included what is now Tatton Park in Cheshire, Lathom House in Lancashire, and Derby House in the City of London, now the site of the College of Arms.

Thomas Stanley, 1st Earl of Derby in Wikipedia

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