Was Perkin Warbeck a 'Sham' Duke, or the Real Thing?


Manage episode 295018418 series 2779329
By Shondaland Audio & iHeartRadio and Shondaland Audio. Discovered by Player FM and our community — copyright is owned by the publisher, not Player FM, and audio is streamed directly from their servers. Hit the Subscribe button to track updates in Player FM, or paste the feed URL into other podcast apps.

Upon Richard III's death in 1485, a man named Perkin Warbeck saw an opportunity. Since there was no firm evidence as to the fate of either of the Princes in the Tower, what should stop him claiming one of their identities? So he laid claim to the throne of the first Tudor King of England, Henry VII.

Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

67 episodes