Born: December 13, 1815, Alderley, Cheshire, England.
Died: July 18, 1881, the Deanery, Westminster, England.
Buried: Henry VII’s Chapel, Westminster Abbey, England.
Stanley attended Rugby School and Balliol College, Oxford.
He served as Regius Professor of Ecclesiastical History and Canon of Christ Church, Oxford (1856–64), and as Dean of Westminster (1864–81).