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Perfect Prince: The Mystery of Perkin Warbeck and His Quest for the Throne of England
Ann Wroe (au)
In 1491, a young man boarded a ship in Portugal bound for Ireland. He would be greeted upon arrival as the rightful heir to the throne of England. The trouble was, England already had a king. This elegant young man was celebrated throughout Europe as the prince he claimed to be: Richard, Duke of York, the younger of the “Princes in the Tower” who were presumed to have been murdered almost a decade earlier. As such, he tormented Henry VII for 8 years, attempting to invade England 3 times. Eventually, defeated & captured, he admitted to being Perkin Warbeck, the son of a common boatman form Flanders. This book uncovers the mystery of & illuminates not only a life but an entire world trembling on the verge of discovery. Illustrations.
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