[MR] Wikipedia: Perkin Warbeck Hanged

Garth Groff via Atlantia atlantia at seahorse.atlantia.sca.org
Wed Nov 23 02:11:12 PST 2016

Noble Friends,

Today in 1499, Perkin Warbeck, a pretender to the English throne, was 
hanged on the orders of Henry VII. Perkin Warbeck was a pawn who was set 
up by Yorkist dissidents, especially Margaret of York (widow of Charles 
the Bold, Duke of Burgundy). Warbeck claimed to be Richard of 
Shrewsbury, the younger of the "Princes in the Tower": 
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Perkin_Warbeck .

Warbeck was the second imposter to trouble Henry VII. Lambert Simnel was 
passed off as the Earl of Warwick, a son of the Duke of Clarence 
(supposedly drowned in a vat of wine by Edward IV). Simnel had a kinder 
fate than Warbeck. After being the figurehead of a 1487 rebellion, Henry 
VII gave him a job as a kitchen boy, and was later a royal falconer: 
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lambert_Simnel .

Yours Aye,

Lord Mungo Napier, That Crazy Scot

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