Editors. "Edward, Earl of Warwick, is executed for treason". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 01 November 2010
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Edward, Earl of Warwick, is executed for treason (56 words)
Historical Context Note
Edward, Earl of Warwick, is executed for treason. Unlike Perkin Warbeck, he was not an impersonator, but a genuine claimant to the throne, being a Plantagenet and son of George Duke of Clarence. However, the threat recently posed by Perkin Warbeck demonstrated to Henry VII that any potential claimant was a constant risk to his security.14017 Edward, Earl of Warwick, is executed for treason 2 Historical context notes are intended to give basic and preliminary information on a topic. In some cases they will be expanded into longer entries as the Literary Encyclopedia evolves.
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