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William Stanley did not support Warbeck. In fact, he helped put the king on the throne and strongly supported him. Henry had Stanley set up by being falsely accused by a stool pigeon named Robert Clifford who was put up to it by Henry's men. Henry disliked that Stanley was very popular with everyone, and moreover he looked forward to seizing Stanley's ...


It's possible. The princes were a significant roadblock to Henry's ascension to the throne. Even though Richard III had the princes declared illegitimate in 1484 by way of a Titulus Regius, Henry's claim to the throne was tenuous at best (some 20+ ahead of him in succession). He needed to marry into the royal family and re-legitimise Elizabeth of York by ...

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