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Once again, the slippery Stanleys were true to form….!

Battle of Blore Heath, fought on 23rd September 1459 in the Wars of the Roses

Number 4 in this list is another reminder of how shifty and untrustworthy the Stanleys were! They couldn’t be relied upon for anything, except being unreliable.

You can read more about the Battle of Blore Heath and Stanley mendacity at
here , from which the above illustration is taken. This battle was clearly a practice run for Bosworth!

That aside, the list is interesting.

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One thought on “Once again, the slippery Stanleys were true to form….!

  1. sighthound6 on said:

    There were Stanleys on both sides at Shrewsbury (1403). IIRC the winner gained the loser’s lands – though no doubt it was all sorted out in the end. A nice system of insurance – practised by many families in the Jacobite rebellion of 1745.

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