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Warbeck

[wawr-bek]
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noun
  1. Per·kin [pur-kin] /ˈpɜr kɪn/, 1474–99, Flemish imposter who pretended to the throne of England.
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Historical Examples

  • Warbeck's noble heart was touched at his brother's dejection.

    The Pilgrims Of The Rhine

    Edward Bulwer-Lytton

  • At daybreak the next morning, Warbeck was at the convent's gate.

    The Pilgrims Of The Rhine

    Edward Bulwer-Lytton

  • The only companion Otho sought was Warbeck, and Warbeck bore with him.

    The Pilgrims Of The Rhine

    Edward Bulwer-Lytton

  • Even now they be one and all for that knave Warbeck, who is among them in the West.

  • But Warbeck soon found other allies of a most unexpected sort.


British Dictionary definitions for warbeck

Warbeck

noun
  1. 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
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