Sir William Stanley is executed

(47 words)
  • Editors

Historical Context Note

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.
Please log in to consult the article in its entirety. If you are not a subscriber, please click here to read about membership. All our articles have been written recently by experts in their field, more than 95% of them university professors.

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 23 September 2014.]