England · Executions · Political

Executed by drowning in wine

February 18, 1478
London, England
George Plantagenet (1st Duke of Clarence, 1st Earl of Salisbury, 1st Earl of Warwick) is executed for treason against his brother, King Edward IV

George’s execution was conducted privately and the long standing rumor describes his execution method was by his own choice: to be drowned in a butt (a barrel of 126 gallons) of malmsey wine.

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