[Loch-Ruadh] Today in History Feb. 18

Tue Feb 19 12:47:01 PST 2002

This is the best I could find on this particular Duke of Clarence.

Clarence was present at Edward's futile campaign in France, in 1475, and,
during the next three years, appears to have been steadily heaping up causes
of complaint against himself, largely by his frequent interference with the
ordinary processes of justice in the law-courts: an offence known as
'maintenance'. Whether the King's jealousy was more stimulated by his wife's
relations or by Richard of Gloucester is uncertain; but, in January 1478,
Clarence was attainted in Parliament of high treason, and 'disappeared
privately' - traditionally having been drowned in a butt of malmsey wine -
at the Tower of London in the following February. 'False, fleeting, perjured
Clarence,' Shakespeare's verdict, probably sums up his character well.

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From: "Ciarlariello, Keith W" <keith.w.ciarlariello at lmco.com>
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Subject: FW: [Loch-Ruadh] Today in History Feb. 18

> 1478 Duke of Clarence forced drowning in a wine barrel
> Do you have any details on this?
> Wilhelm
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