HASTINGS, William [~1430-1483] -- KG, Lord1 Hastings - English Yorkist nobleman
In 1475 he was sent to France with an invading army,
and a treaty of peace followed.
He swore allegiance to Edward's eldest son,
but was on bad terms with the queen.
After the king's death,
Gloucester (later Richard III),
failing to bring him to agree with his plans,
charged him with treason at a council held in the Tower,
and he was taken out and beheaded at once.
Shakespeare dramatized Sir Thomas More's account of this in
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- Kirby Muxloe Castle
- Wiiliam Lord Hastings- the builder of the castle illustrated
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- Lord William Hastings of Leicestershire taken from the publication "William, First Lord Hastings" by Bernard Elliot, published Dec 1984 by Leicester Research Department of Chamberlain Music and Books, 134 London Road, Leicester LE2 1EB.
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- RICHARD III - A MAN AND HIS TIMES Richard in a positive light!