First mentioned in the Domesday Book, Knowsley was
once called ‘Glade of the Wolves’ and still has a
connection with wild animals – a few miles away
stands Knowsley Safari Park.
Historic Knowsley Hall has been held by the Stanley family since 1385.
Sir John Stanley was Lord Lieutenant of Ireland and later Treasurer of the Royal Household during the reign of Richard II.
The second Lord Stanley
famously backed Henry VII at the Battle of
Bosworth in 1485 and was later made First Earl of
The 12th Earl founded both the Derby and Oaks horse races.