American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- Warbeck, Perkin 1474?-1499. Flemish pretender to the English throne. Posing as Richard, Duke of York, the murdered son of Edward IV, he landed in Cornwall (1497), proclaimed himself king, and proceeded to London, where he was captured and hanged by supporters of Henry VII.
“Neither her historical novel "Perkin Warbeck" (1830), nor her latest fiction, "Falkner" (1837), has much claim to remembrance; but "Lodore" (1835) is remarkable for being, as Professor Dowden was the first to discern, a veiled autobiography.”
“Valperga: The Last Man (1826), The Fortunes of Perkin Warbeck (1830), Lodore (1835), and”
“Perkin Warbeck (1830), she again places a woman in male garb in combat.”
“The boy's real name was Perkin Warbeck, but, like Lambert Simnel, he had been taught to tell these lies by the enemies of Henry, who hoped in this way to drive him from the throne.”
“After Perkin Warbeck had been in the stocks for two days Henry shut him up in the Tower.”
“Although the Irish had already been deceived once, they believed Perkin Warbeck, and many people promised to help him.”
“Except for the wars which these pretenders, Perkin Warbeck and Lambert Simnel caused, the reign of Henry VII. was very peaceful.”
“But the plot was found out and that put an end to Perkin Warbeck, for Henry, thinking that he was too dangerous to be allowed to live any longer, ordered his head to be cut off.”
“A Fleming, called Perkin Warbeck, patronized by Margaret of York, duchess of Burgundy, professed to be the young Duke of York killed in the Tower.”
“In 1495, Perkin Warbeck, being supported by Margaret of York and King James of Scotland, invaded England, but was defeated at Blackheath, and, after another landing, was made prisoner and imprisoned in the Tower.”
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