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Roll out the barrel!

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I am not an advocate of the death sentence however if it has to happen then maybe there are some lessons from history. George Plantagenet, Dike of Clarence switched sides from York to Lancaster in the Wars of the Roses in a bid to become king by taking the crown from his brother Edward IV. However, the Lancastrians really didn’t like him so he went back to the Yorkists. He must have known that his brother wouldn’t have liked him much. Edward had George arrested for “unnatural and loathly treasons”. He was executed in February 1478 at the Tower of London. Was he hung, drawn and quartered? No. Was he beheaded? No. Was he crucified? No. He was allegedly drowned in a large barrel of Malmsey wine. This was apparently his favourite tipple.

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About justwilliam1959

I've been on the planet for a more than half a century and I've lost all my hair but not my enthusiasm for life, my wife, reading and music! I started my first blog; With Just A Hint Of Mayhem in February 2009. In May 2011 I began two sister blogs to that first one; With Just A Hint Of Amelia and With Just A Hint Of Learning. A while later I also added the more random Stars In My Glasses to the family :-) Feel free to check them all out and let me know what you think!

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