On this day in history, 21st October 1449, Birth of George Plantagenet,1st Duke of Clarence, Earl of Salisbury and Warwick
He was born in Ireland because his father was serving there as Lord Lieutenant of Ireland. Out of twelve children George was the 9th child and 6th son (3rd son who survived childhood) of Richard Duke of York and Cecily Neville, he was also brother to the kings Edward IV and Richard III. George married in 1469 Isabel Neville (oldest daughter of Richard Neville, Earl of Warwick - ‘The Kingmaker’), together they would have four children, only two of them, Margaret and Edward, would survive childhood. Though a member of the House of York, he switched sides to support the Lancastrians, before reverting to the Yorkists. He was later convicted of treason against his brother, Edward IV, and was executed in 1478 (allegedly by being drowned in a butt of Malmsey wine).
Pictured: George, Duke of Clarence by Richard Godfrey (1780); David Oakes as George Plantagenet in The White Queen (mini-series, 2013)
Le Carrousel du Louvre.
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No matter where you run, you just end up running into yourself.
Breakfast at Tiffany’s (1961)
CELESTITE (Strontium Sulfate) from Bombetoka Bay, Mahajanja, Madagascar.