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The Brazilian Bus Magnate Who’s Buying Up All the World’s Vinyl Records…
Paul Mawhinney, a former music-store owner in Pittsburgh, spent more than 40 years amassing a collection of some three million LPs and 45s,
many of them bargain-bin rejects that had been thoroughly forgotten. The
world’s indifference, he believed, made even the most neglected records
precious: music that hadn’t been transferred to digital files would
vanish forever unless someone bought his collection and preserved it.
Born in 1435, he was titular King of Mann, and stepfather to King Henry VII of England. ¹ A wealthy magnate with a long military career, his presence at the English court spanned the reigns of four kings. He always managed to land on his feet no matter which party was in power. His marriage to Margaret Beaufort while maintaining a close relationship with the Yorkist kings put him in a pivotal position.
He and his wife planned the invasion of his stepson and when Henry landed in 1485 Thomas was still required to muster men for king Richard. When suspicions of Stanley’s loyalty first arose the king held his eldest son captive to ensure his loyalty. Thomas must have been so sure of the outcome of the impending battle that his response to the king was simply “Sire, I have other sons.”
Lord Stanley’s troops took a position on the sidelines at the battle of Bosworth, watching and waiting for the moment to attack. It was his decision to fight for Henry that finally broke the royal forces down and gave the victory to his stepson. At the fall of Richard III, who rode into battle crowned, Stanley himself plucked the crown from the dead king and proclaimed Henry the new king of England.