February 18th – At least according to legend, on this day in 1478, Richard, Duke of Gloucester, who later went on to become Richard III, ordered the death in the Tower of London of his brother George, Duke of Clarence – by drowning in a butt of Malmsey wine. This was only one of a series of chilling politically motivated murders in the Tower during the Wars of the Roses – in forgotten dreadful cubicles behind great locked doors. The Tower is visited, although not entered, on our “London Wall – A Story of Survival” and “Tower to Temple – The Heart of the City” standard walks, and on our “Medieval London”, “Post-Medieval London” and “Lost City Highlights” themed specials.
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