George Plantagenet, 1st Duke of Clarence (1449-1478) was a member of the English royal family and influential figure during the Wars of the Roses (1455-1485). He was convicted of treason however and executed in a gruesome way. How?

Answer: He was drowned in a butt (cask) of wine.

Source: Encyclopedia of the Wars of the Roses by John A. Wagner

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