Person    | Male  Born 1431  Died 13/6/1483

William, Lord Hastings

An important man in the court of Edward IV, rising to the position of Lord Chamberlain. On the king’s death he supported his brother, the later Richard III, but something was not to Richard’s liking and during a Council meeting at the Tower of London, he accused Hastings and others of plotting against him.  The others were imprisoned but Hastings was dragged outside and beheaded there and then, thus starting the charming tradition of beheadings on Tower Green.

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William, Lord Hastings

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Tower of London execution site

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Ensign Madeleine Léonie Zoé Damerment, Legion d'Honneur, Croix de Guerre

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Thomas Howard, 4th Duke of Norfolk

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Agnes George

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