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George Plantagenet, Duke of Clarence, Secretly Executed (1478) Options
Daemon
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George Plantagenet, Duke of Clarence, Secretly Executed (1478)

Sibling rivalry and political intrigue are a dangerous combination. In the case of George Plantagenet, Duke of Clarence, mixing the two brought about his early demise. As a young man, Clarence joined in a rebellion against his brother, King Edward IV. He soon had a change of heart and reconciled with Edward, but a few years later, he became involved in another plot against him. Clarence was then sent to the Tower of London, where he was secretly executed, allegedly by being drowned in what? More...
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A body, believed to be that of Clarence, which was later exhumed, showed no indications of beheading, the normal method of execution for those of noble birth at that time.[3] Another possibility is that George's remains were sent to the abbey in a barrel of Malmsey, as Horatio Nelson's were sent home in a barrel of brandy. In Shakespeare's Richard III he is stabbed by one of the Murderers after he convinces the other not to stab him, and then drowned in a vat of Malmsey, though off-stage. In the 1955 film of "Richard III", after he is clubbed over the head into unconsciousness by the murderers, the drowning is shown, but in the 1995 version his throat is slit while in the bath.
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Thank you, Guta, for all that information. Who were more blood thirsty than the Royals? And what we do learn from the study of their sordid histories: only that thugs murder, rape and pilage their way to the top. It is a pity that their descendants who are still reigning are not recognized for who they really are--just the grandbabies of thugs.
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