Definition of Perkin Warbeck from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


Perkin Warbeck

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(c. 1474-99) a man who claimed that he should be made the king of England because he was really Richard, Duke of York, brother of Edward V and the younger of the two Princes in the Tower. He was supported against the king at the time, Henry VII, by the House of York and by the king of France. He made several attempts to start rebellions against Henry VII but in 1497 he was captured before being kept for a time in the Tower of London and later executed.