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Perkin Warbeck was born in the year 1474 A.D. and died #onthisday 23rd November 1499 A.D. was regarded as a pretender to the English throne.

He claimed to be related to Richard of Shrewsbury, Duke of York, Perkin was a major threat to the newly established Tudor Dynasty and was able to gain support outside of England.

Henry VII of England declared widely, that Perkin was an imposter and ordered his capture. He wrote a letter of confession to what he said he was Fleming born in Tournai around 1474 A.D.

There was uncertainty if Richard Shrewsbury had died at the tower of London or managed to survive. Warbeck’s claim would have gathered followers even if his identity was real or not, but he desired to overthrow Henry and reclaim the throne. Henry VII dealt with Perkin by paying him £13,000 pound which was equivalent to £9,889,408.

 

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