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Stanley, Thomas, first earl of Derbylocked

(c. 1433–1504)
  • Michael J. Bennett


Stanley, Thomas, first earl of Derby (c. 1433–1504), magnate, was the eldest son of Thomas Stanley, first Baron Stanley (1406–1459), and Joan, daughter of Sir Robert Goushill.

Little is known about Thomas Stanley's early life. Family tradition has him winning his spurs avenging a Scots raid on the ...

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