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18 February 1478

The Duke of Clarence is drowned in a butt of Malmsey.

Another fun Shakespearean moment, on this day George, the brother of King Edward IV, was drowned in Malmsey, a sweet wine from Greece that he apparently really loved. Clarence was a horrible brother, constantly scheming against Edward IV, and finally, the king had had enough. He was brought before the Lord of Parliament in January 1478 and condemned to death for treason. Clarence asked to be drowned in wine instead of getting the axe, so Edward obliged. Shakespeare, of course, obliquely blames Richard III for the murder, but it's become pretty clear that Edward was as cold-blooded as his more famous and less successful brother Richard. Richard's biggest sins: he wasn't friendly, and he lost on the battlefield.

Today is the last day to send me your name for the CD exchange. Tomorrow I will send out e-mails to all the participants.


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