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Henry VII decided he would need to impose a new tax to pay the cost of raising an army. The people of Cornwall objected to paying taxes for war against Scotland and began a march on London. By 13th June, , the Cornishmen, said to number 15,, were at Guildford. The army of 8, that was being prepared against Scotland had to be rapidly diverted to protect London.

On 16th June the rebel army reached Blackheath. When they saw Henry's large army, said to now number 25,, some of them deserted.

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Henry VII sent a force of archers and cavalry round the back of the rebels. According to Francis Bacon : "The Cornish, being ill-armed and ill-led and without horse or artillery, were with no great difficulty cut in pieces and put to flight. Some of its leaders were hanged, drawn and quartered. He then proceeded to fine all those involved in the rebellion. Bacon commented: "The less blood he drew, the more he took of treasure. Perkin Warbeck decided to take advantage on the Cornish rebellion by landing in Whitesand Bay on 7th September.

He quickly recruited 8, Cornishmen but they were unsuccessful in taking Exeter. They retreated to Taunton but with news that Henry's army was marching into Cornwall, on 21st September, Warbeck escaped and sought sanctuary at Beaulieu Abbey.

Perkin Warbeck ~ Pretender to the English Throne « The Freelance History Writer

However, he was captured and was brought before Henry at Taunton Castle on 5th October. Warbeck was taken to London where he was repeatedly paraded through the city. Warbeck managed to escape but he was soon recaptured and on 18th June, , he was sent to the Tower of London for life. The following year he became entangled in another plot. Warbeck learnt his part well, and was accepted by the King of France and by Edward IV's sister, Margaret of Burgundy - who both had good reasons for intriguing against the new King of England.

In July Warbeck appeared off Deal and landed a number of men, while prudently remaining on board himself. The invaders were quickly rounded up by the sheriff of Kent, so Warbeck sailed off first to Ireland and then to Scotland to try his luck. James IV of Scotland, who was suspicious of English power, welcomed the self-styled Duke of York, and in September a Scottish army poured across the border and invaded the northern counties. Warbeck, who was with the troops, called upon "his" subjects to rise against the Tudor usurper, but they showed remarkably little inclination to do so.

The Scots, who could not plunge deep into England without support from the English, turned their attack into a raiding expedition and returned home. Warbeck had no choice but to go with them. A year later he tried his fortunes in Cornwall, where the inhabitants had just risen against Henry VII because of his demands for taxation. But although a large number of men came in to join Warbeck, he could not capture Exeter, the key to the west country, and as success eluded him his followers slipped away. In the end he abandoned the struggle and his ambitions, and threw himself on Henry's mercy.

Henry kept him in prison for two years, until another impostor appeared, claiming to be the Earl of Warwick. The King realised that he would have no peace while the Yorkist claimants remained alive, since their mere existence encouraged rebellion. In November , therefore, Warwick and Warbeck, the real earl and the false duke, were both tried for treason, condemned and executed. His wife, whom he had left in sanctuary at St Buryan, was entrusted to the care of Queen Elizabeth.

Meanwhile Warbeck was repeatedly paraded through the city on Henry's return to London, and then accompanied the king on his progresses until 9 June , when he escaped, perhaps with the king's connivance. First Edition.

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