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  1. Thomas Stanley, 1st Earl of Derby, KG (1435 – 29 July 1504) was an English nobleman. He was the stepfather of King Henry VII of England . He was the eldest son of Thomas Stanley, 1st Baron Stanley and Joan Goushill .

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    • Joan Goushill
  2. The Derby family can trace its horse racing heritage back to the 5th Earl of Derby in the sixteenth century. Stanley usually has one or sometimes two horses in training each year from Hatchfield stud farm, managed by his brother, Peter Stanley. Home to a small number of broodmares, Lord Derby's policy is to sell his colts and race the fillies. The Earl currently owns Ouija Board, winner of seven The Group/Grade 1 races, including The Oaks, Irish Oaks and Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare ...

    • Edward Richard William Stanley, 10 October 1962 (age 60)
    • Hugh Stanley, Rose Birch
  3. Thomas Stanley, 1st earl of Derby, also called (1459–85) 2nd Baron Stanley, (born c. 1435—died July 29, 1504, Lathom, Lancashire, England), a prominent figure in the later stage of England’s Wars of the Roses.

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  4. Edward Stanley, 14th earl of Derby, (born March 29, 1799, Knowsley Park, Lancashire, England—died October 23, 1869, London), English statesman, important as leader of the Conservative Party during the long period 1846–68, thrice prime minister, and one of England’s greatest parliamentary orators; nevertheless, he has no great political reputation.

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    • Early political career, 1822–1852
    • Premierships, 1852–1869
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    Edward George Geoffrey Smith-Stanley, 14th Earl of Derby, KG GCMG PC PC was a British statesman, three-time Prime Minister of the United Kingdom and, to date, the longest-serving leader of the Conservative Party. He was a scion of one of Britain's oldest, wealthiest and most powerful families. He is one of only four British prime ministers to have ...

    Stanley was born to Lord Stanley and his wife, Charlotte Margaret, the daughter of the Reverend Geoffrey Hornby. The Stanleys were a long-established and very wealthy landowning family whose principal residence was Knowsley Hall in Lancashire. He is believed to have been the richest Prime Minister in British history prior to Rishi Sunak's appointme...

    In 1822 Edward Stanley, as he was then, was elected to Parliament in the rotten borough of Stockbridge as a Whig, the traditional party of his family. In 1824, however, he alienated some of his Whig colleagues by voting against Joseph Hume's motion for an investigation into the established Protestant Church of Ireland. He lost his seat in 1826. Whe...

    He is the only modern-era prime minister who never enjoyed a parliamentary majority. In his private diary, the Earl of Malmesbury in 1857 commented on Derby's failure to exploit the press

    Stanley married The Hon. Emma Bootle-Wilbraham, the second daughter of Edward Bootle-Wilbraham, on 31 May 1825. He left three children

    Historian David Cannadine argues: Although almost entirely forgotten today, Derby was one of the great figures of 19th century British public, social and cultural life: he was a fine debater, a classical scholar of note and a significant patron of the turf; he was also an authentic grandee, with very rich, coal-bearing estates in Lancashire, and le...

  5. James Stanley, 7th Earl of Derby, KG (31 January 1607 – 15 October 1651) was an English nobleman, politician, and supporter of the Royalist cause in the English Civil War. Before inheriting the title in 1642 he was known as Lord Strange. [1]