Poor George! Should we call him that, and should we feel sorry for him?
False, Fleeting, Perjur'd Clarence.
Why was an order given that led to the brother of two kings of England to be arrested and charged with the crime of treason this week in 1478? Who was saying what to whom?
Certainly, his brother Edward was sure that he had his eye on his throne and according to Professor Michael Hicks, George's conviction was a
a precondition for Gloucester's accession in 1483
So George was accused of rebellion, slander and allegiances with the enemy and eventually convicted, a bill of attainder passed and his execution was arranged for the third week of February 1478.
George ended up on trial because he made a number of bad decisions, he was, in fact, his own worst enemy.