unbowed, unbent, unbroken.
H A P P Y B I R T H D A Y
GEORGE PLANTAGENET, DUKE OF CLARENCE
O C T O B E R, 21st 1449
Actual Cannibal Shia LaBeouf
If you’re not already excited about Rob Cantor you will be now.
You know sometimes the way the news is lately leaves me feeling a little hopeless, but then something like this comes along and my wonder and delight in humanity is restored a smidge.
It moves me to tears.
Ugh. Kids these days. With their taste in things that’s different than my taste in things was when I was their age due to the ever-evolving media landscape and constantly growing range of options and things that have nothing to do with their intelligence or anything going down hill. Get off my lawn.
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)
This will never not be funny