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William Brandon

Sir William Brandon (1426 - August 22, 1485) was an important figure in the Battle of Bosworth; it was there that he was Henry VII of England's standard bearer, and was killed by Richard_III, according to Polydore Vergil. He appears in Shakespeare's play Richard_III_(play).

He was married to Elizabeth Wingfield, with whom he had five children:

Eleanor Brandon would marry a man named John Glemham, and they'd produce a child named Anne, who would marry a man named Henry Pagrave. According to some genealogies, the Pagrave descendants would emigrate to the United States in the early 17th century, and ultimately would produce the Wellington, Fay and Bush family lines, of which Presidents George H. Bush and George W. Bush are members.