The Tudor Society
  • Informal live chat – Tudor claimants and pretenders

    Our August informal live chat is on Tudor claimants and pretenders. As always, our informal live chats are just that, informal chat sessions where Tudor Society members can share views and opinions, pose questions, share book/documentary recommendations, and just talk Tudor. They're an hour long and are always fun.

    The chat will take place in the Tudor Society chatroom at

    Here are the times in different time zones. If your time zone isn't listed you can use to convert the London time to your zone.

    • London, UK - Friday 28 August at 11pm
    • Madrid, Spain - Saturday 29 August at 12am
    • New York, USA - Friday 28 August at 6pm
    • Los Angeles, USA - Friday 28 August at 3pm
    • Sydney, Australia - Saturday 29 August at 8am
    • Adelaide, Australia - Saturday 29 August at 7.30am
  • 3 July – Pretender Perkin Warbeck lands

    On this day in Tudor history, 3rd July 1495, the pretender Perkin Warbeck landed at Deal in Kent with men and ships. In the ensuing battle, the Battle of Deal, with Kentish men who supported King Henry VII, around 150 of Warbeck’s men were killed and over 160 captured. Warbeck managed to escape, fleeing to Ireland.

    Who was Warbeck claiming to be? Whose support did her have? And what happened next?

    Find out more about claimant Perkin Warbeck in today’s talk.

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  • 23 November – The pretender Perkin Warbeck

    Note: I say that Margaret of York was the Princes’ sister, when actually she was their aunt. Sorry!

    On this day in Tudor history, 23rd November 1499, in the reign of King Henry VII, pretender Perkin Warbeck was hanged at Tyburn after allegedly plotting to help another claimant, Edward, Earl of Warwick, escape from the Tower of London.

    Perkin Warbeck had claimed to be Richard of Shrewsbury, Duke of York, the younger of the Princes in the Tower, and had even been proclaimed King Richard IV, but his rebellion and claim failed.

    In today’s talk, I give Perkin Warbeck’s background, and explain how he ended up trying to claim the throne of England, and what happened.

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