LAMBERT SIMNEL

BORN: 1475
DIED: 1525

 

Impostor who was first said to be Richard, Duke of York (younger son of Edward IV) and then Edward, Earl of Warwick (nephew of Edward IV). Was crowned Edward VI in Dublin, Ireland, prompting Henry VII to parade the real Earl of Warwick through the streets of London. His troops were defeated by Henry VII's at the Battle of Stoke. Afterwards worked in Henry VII's kitchens.