Name: William Hastings
Suffix: 1st Baron Hastings
Birth: 1430 in Kirby Muxloe
Death: 13 JUN 1483 in Tower Green, Tower of London, Middlesex
Burial: Windsor, St George's chapel
Note: Created Baron
Occupation: Commander of forces in France 1475.
Cause: Beheaded (one of only seven people ever beheaded in private on Tower Green)
Change Date: 26 JUL 2012
One of only seven people ever beheaded in private on Tower Green, five of whom were women:
Those beheaded in private on Tower Green were Lord Hastings in 1483, Anne Boleyn on the 19th of May 1536, Margaret Pole, Countess of Salisbury on the 28th of May 1541, Catherine Howard on the 13th of February 1542. Her Lady in Waiting, Jane, Viscountess Rochford was beheaded on the same day. Lady Jane Grey on the 15th of February 1554 and Robert Devereux, Earl of Essex on the 25th of February 1601.
See ?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.
Father: Leonard Hastings
Mother: Alice or Phillipa Camoys
- Edward Hastings b: 26 NOV 1466
- William Hastings
- Anne Hastings b: ABT 1471