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Clarendon, Sir Roger

C. Given-Wilson.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Irish History; British History; Medieval and Renaissance History (500 to 1500); Law; Criminology and Criminal Justice. 769 words.

Clarendon, Sir Roger (c. 1350–1402), royal bastard and conspirator, was the natural son of Edward, the Black Prince (1330–1376), and his mistress (concubina), Edith Willesford. He was...

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Powderham [alias Exeter, Poydras, Tanner], John

Wendy R. Childs.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Law; Criminology and Criminal Justice; British History; Medieval and Renaissance History (500 to 1500). 720 words.

Powderham [alias Exeter, Poydras, Tanner], John (d. 1318), impostor, was the son of an Exeter tanner who attained notoriety by treasonably claiming to be the rightful king of England in...

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Simnel, Lambert

Michael J. Bennett.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Law; Criminology and Criminal Justice; Irish History; British History; Medieval and Renaissance History (500 to 1500). 1758 words.

Simnel, Lambert (b. 1476/7, d. after 1534), impostor and claimant to the English throne, was born probably in Oxford, the son of Thomas Simnel, a carpenter, organ maker, or cobbler. His...

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Warbeck, Perkin [Pierrechon de Werbecque; alias Richard Plantagenet, duke of York]

S. J. Gunn.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Law; Criminology and Criminal Justice; Irish History; British History; Medieval and Renaissance History (500 to 1500). 1338 words.

Warbeck, Perkin [Pierrechon de Werbecque; alias Richard Plantagenet, duke of York] (c. 1474–1499), impostor and claimant to the English throne, was, according to the confession he made in...

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Wilford [Wulford], Ralph

S. J. Gunn.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Law; Criminology and Criminal Justice; Irish History; British History; Medieval and Renaissance History (500 to 1500). 251 words.

Wilford [Wulford], Ralph (c. 1479–1499), impostor and claimant to the English throne, was the son of a cordwainer who lived at the Black Bull in Bishopsgate Street, London. He was...

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