George Plantagenet, 1st Duke of Clarence

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George Plantagenet, 1st Duke of Clarence

15th-century English nobleDuke of Clarence, Earl of Warwick, Earl of SalisburyGeorge Plantagenet, Duke of Clarence (21 October 1449 – 18 February 1478), was a son of Richard Plantagenet, 3rd Duke of York, and Cecily Neville, and the brother of English kings Edward IV and Richard III. [1][2] Arms of George Plantagenet, Duke of Clarence:George was born on 21 October 1449 in Dublin at a time when his father, the Duke of York, had begun to challenge Henry VI for the crown. In 1461 his elder brother, Edward, became King of England as Edward IV and George was made Duke of Clarence. The re-instated King Edward IV restored his brother Clarence to royal favour by making him Great Chamberlain of England. Clarence was imprisoned in the Tower of London and put on trial for treason against his brother Edward IV.

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