This is the place, Donnington Church, where the English dead were buried after the Battle of Bosworth.
Thomas Stanley. The treacherous earl did not live long once the king had him.
The treacherous sea coast of Morecambe Bay is a place of vast sands and racing tides.
Humphrey Head is shown mid left with the Furness Peninsula just visible behind,
This is a current poster informing visitors to the area of the
death trap that is Morecambe Bay.
The dunes at Formby - a great place for smuggling. Staunton Manor
(later the Hall I'th Wood) is set close to the defunct Formby Hall, in Lancashire.
The chief villain, Margaret (Beaufort), Countess of Richmond and wife of Lord Stanley
Originally married to Edmund Tudor, a minor noble of dubious lineage, she encouraged her only son, Henry Tudor
to bid for the Crown of England.
Joanna of Portugal married to King Richard III. She becomes the Queen of England.
Thought to be the earliest portrait of King Richard III.
Here is the public house renamed The Howling Man for the purposes of the book.
Here is a link
to the Richard III Society Web Site.