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from The American HeritageĀ® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th 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.

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