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Perkin Warbeck

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Perkin Warbeck
Tournai, Flanders (now Belgium)
Died23 November 1499
Tyburn, England

Perkin Warbeck (c. 1474 - 23 November 1499) was an impostor[1] and pretender[2] to the English throne during the reign of Henry VII of England.[3] He claimed to be Richard of Shrewsbury, one of the Princes in the Tower. He attempted to invade England but was captured after the Second Cornish Uprising (1497) and executed.[4]

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  1. Amin, Nathen (2021-04-15). Henry VII and the Tudor Pretenders: Simnel, Warbeck, and Warwick. Amberley Publishing Limited. ISBN 978-1-4456-7509-1.
  2. Lewis, Matthew (2017-09-11). The Survival of the Princes in the Tower: Murder, Mystery and Myth. The History Press. ISBN 978-0-7509-8528-4.
  3. Arthurson, Ian (2009-10-04). The Perkin Warbeck Conspiracy. The History Press. ISBN 978-0-7524-9563-7.
  4. Wroe, Ann (2010-08-31). Perkin. Random House. ISBN 978-1-4090-1826-1.