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War·beck(wôr′bĕk′), Perkin 1474?-1499.
Flemish pretender to the English throne. Posing as Richard, Duke of York, the son of Edward IV who was thought to have been murdered, he landed in Cornwall (1497), proclaimed himself king, and proceeded to London, where he was captured and hanged.
(Biography) Perkin (ˈpɜːkɪn). ?1474–99, Flemish impostor, pretender to the English throne. Professing to be Richard, Duke of York, he led an unsuccessful rising against Henry VII (1497) and was later executed