[ wawr-bek ]
/ ˈwɔr bɛk /


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


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/ (ˈwɔːbɛk) /


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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