- Per·kin [pur-kin] /ˈpɜr kɪn/, 1474–99, Flemish imposter who pretended to the throne of England.
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Warbeck's noble heart was touched at his brother's dejection.
At daybreak the next morning, Warbeck was at the convent's gate.
The only companion Otho sought was Warbeck, and Warbeck bore with him.
Even now they be one and all for that knave Warbeck, who is among them in the West.Footprints of Former Men in Far Cornwall
Robert S. Hawker
But Warbeck soon found other allies of a most unexpected sort.
- 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