Tuesday, 9 December 2008

A beerless Monday 8th...

I don't think either of us met the challenge of drinking a beer tonight. Instead we're going to write a bit about George Plantagenet, the renowned first Duke of Clarence. He played an important role in the war of the roses, but we don't want to talk about that - we want to talk about his death!

On trial for treason and imprisoned in the Tower of London he was believed to have been privately executed on the 18th February 1478 by being drowned in a butt of Malmsey wine! And all by request. By keeping clear of the standard and obligatory beheading George Plantagenet showed he had style by the keg load. He'd clearly have loved our beer advent calender; infact it wouldn't even be a stretch to call him the patron saint of this blog...

1 comment:

  1. luckily I'm taking steps to ensure that I make up for a beerless monday, with double boozing on tuesday.

    big up your tankards,