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Lambert Simnel, posing as Edward, earl of Warwick, and nephew to Edward IV, raised support in Ireland and was crowned in Dublin as Edward VI. He landed near Lancaster and was supported by the earl of Lincoln. His forces met with those of Henry VII at Stoke, near Newark, on 16 June. After heavy fighting, Lincoln was killed and Simnel captured. With a humour or clemency not much apparent in the Wars of the Roses, Simnel was given menial employment at court.

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