Perkin Warbeck was a pretender to the English throne as he claimed to be a son of the Yorkist monarch King Edward IV of England. The real prince had most likely been murdered on the orders of Edward IV's brother who took the throne as Richard III but instead of a corpse the prince vanished. Using the possibility of the prince escaping, Warbeck pretending to be him and challenged the Tudor monarch King Henry VII. He was defeated and captured. Oddly enough Henry VII treated him well given the circumstances. After he confessed, he was kept at court though as a well-treated prisoner. After two failed escape attempts, he was executed.