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Author Arthurson, Ian.

Title Perkin Warbeck Conspiracy 1491-1499 [electronic resource] / Ian Arthurson.

Publication Info. [Place of publication not identified] : The History Press, [2009]


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Summary Perkin Warbeck, pretender to the English throne, claimed to be Richard of Shrewsbury, Duke of York & Norfolk, the younger of the two sons of Edward IV imprisoned in the Tower of London by Richard III, and whose true fate is unknown to this day. He led two attempts to claim the crown, but was captured by Henry VII and hanged at Tyburn. This book looks at who Warbeck really was, how he was used by those in power in Burgundy, France, Italy, Scotland and Ireland, and the progress of the conspiracy itself. It has often been considered to be a side issue to Henry's reign, but this book reveals how close the conspirators came to bringing about a fundamental change in European politics. Importantly, Ian Arthurson not only sets the plot within the context of what was happening in fifteenth-century Europe, but also reveals important truths about Henry's reign in England. Illustrated with a wealth of contemporary portraits, paintings, engravings and documents, The Perkin Warbeck Conspiracy will appeal to anyone with an interest in fifteenth-century history.
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Subject Warbeck, Perkin, 1474-1499.
Traitors -- Great Britain -- Biography.
Conspiracies -- Great Britain -- History -- To 1500.
Impostors and imposture -- Great Britain -- Biography.
Pretenders to the throne -- Great Britain -- Biography.
Great Britain -- History -- Henry VII, 1485-1509.
Great Britain -- Kings and rulers -- Succession -- History -- To 1500.
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Other Form: Print version: Arthurson, Ian. Perkin Warbeck conspiracy, 1491-1499. Stroud, Gloucestershire ; Dover, NH : A. Sutton, 1994. 0862997429 (DLC)93226340
ISBN 9780752495637 (e-pub)
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