This day in history

23 November - Flemish pretender executed in London

Perkin Warbeck, who invaded England in 1497, claiming to be the lost son of King Edward IV, is hanged for allegedly trying to escape from the Tower of London. Believed to be a native of Tournai in Belgium, Warbeck went to Ireland in 1491 and claimed that he was Richard, Duke of York, the second son of Edward IV. Richard and his elder brother were presumed murdered in the Tower of London by their uncle, King Richard III in 1483. Warbeck found support in the enemies of King Henry VII, the first Tudor king of England, and in 1497 landed at Cornwall and raised an army of 6,000 men. Faced with King Henry’s larger army, he fled but was captured and imprisoned. Warbeck's story was written by the Tudors, history’s victors, and it might never be known whether he was actually Richard of York or just a Flemish impostor.

American Pickers

Travel the world with your favourite pickers. New series Mondays 10pm.

Visit show page

The Bible

The Bible told in a whole new way. New episodes Sundays 9pm on H2.

Find out more

Down East Dickering

Find out everything you ever wanted to know about dickering!

Find out more

Duck Dynasty

The Robertsons are back for an all new series!

Find out more

Counting Cars

The heir to the chrome is back with brand new episodes.

Read more

Storage Wars

Dave ‘the mogul’ Hester is back for the brand new series.

Visit show page

Ice Road Truckers

The queen of the ice roads is back for a brand new series.

Visit show page

Pawn Stars

Step inside the Gold & Silver Pawn Shop every Monday night on HISTORY.

Visit show page

Mountain Men

Life's hard when you're not top of the food chain.

Read more