James IV of Scotland receives Perkin Warbeck at Stirling (71 words)

Historical Context Note

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James IV of Scotland received Perkin Warbeck at Stirling. Although most probably Flemish in origin, Warbeck claimed to be Richard of Shrewsbury, 1st Duke of York, the younger son of Edward IV, who was imprisoned in the Tower along with his brother Edward V under the kingship of Richard III. A traditional enemy of England as part of the 'Auld Alliance' with France, Scotland welcomed this opportunity to oppose Henry VII.

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