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Roger Machado, Perkin Warbeck and heraldic espionage

Watson, G. L. (2014) Roger Machado, Perkin Warbeck and heraldic espionage. The Coat of Arms (3rd Series), 10. pp. 51-68. ISSN 0010-003X

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An examination of the medieval herald's role in international espionage. It is argued that heralds were used as spies, despite their creation oaths stipulating that their job should not encompass this task. The herald Roger Machado's involvement in the diplomacy surrounding the pretender to the English throne, Perkin Warbeck, is scrutinized and is offered as evidence that Machado did act as a spy for Henry VII on the international stage.

Item Type:Article
Divisions:Science > School of Archaeology, Geography and Environmental Science > Department of Archaeology
ID Code:46102
Uncontrolled Keywords:Medieval, herald, espionage, Perkin Warbeck, Roger Machado
Publisher:The Heraldic Society

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