Sir William Stanley is executed (47 words)

Historical Context Note

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Context

Sir William Stanley, who had previously switched sides from Yorkist to Lancastrian in order to support Henry Turor's claim to be King of England, was convicted of complicity in a conspiracy to place the pretender Perkin Warbeck on the throne. On 2 October 1495 he was executed for treason.

Citation:
Editors. "Sir William Stanley is executed". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 01 November 2010
[http://www.litencyc.com/php/stopics.php?rec=true&UID=13938, accessed 09 December 2016.]