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The Assassination of the Prime Minister : John Bellingham and the Murder of Spencer Perceval.

Author: David C Hanrahan
Publisher: Stroud : The History Press, 2011.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The name Spencer Perceval is not as well known as Abraham Lincoln or John F Kennedy, but he is the only British prime minister to have been assassinated in the almost 300 years that the office has existed. When Perceval arrived at the House of Commons on 11 May 1812, John Bellingham, a successful entrepreneur, shot him in the chest at point-blank range. Within a few minutes he was dead. Bellingham was immediately  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Case studies
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Named Person: Spencer Perceval; John Bellingham; John Bellingham; Spencer Perceval
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: David C Hanrahan
ISBN: 9780752478050 0752478052
OCLC Number: 815649506
Description: 1 online resource (309 pages)
Contents: Cover; Title; Acknowledgements; Contents; Chapter 1 Assassination; Chapter 2 'I Admit the Fact'; Chapter 3 'Little P'; Chapter 4 Entry into Politics; Chapter 5 Perceval the Crown Prosecutor; Chapter 6 The Delicate Investigation; Chapter 7 Perceval and the Portland Administration; Chapter 8 Prime Minister Perceval; Chapter 9 Final Days; Chapter 10 The Assassin; Chapter 11 Free for Now; Chapter 12 Home Again; Chapter 13 A Life of Domesticity and Business; Chapter 14 Final Preparations; Chapter 15 Inquest; Chapter 16 'This Melancholy, but Necessary Catastrophe'; Chapter 17 The Trial. Chapter 18 'Observed a Tumult'Chapter 19 Defence; Chapter 20 'A State of Perfect Derangement'; Chapter 21 Verdict and Sentence; Chapter 22 'Thwarted, Misrepresented and Ill-used'; Chapter 23 Execution; Chapter 24 Aftermath; Chapter 25 'Injudicious and Improper'; Chapter 26 Legacy; Bibliography; Copyright.

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Spencer Perceval, was making his way across the lobby leading to the House of Commons, Bellingham shot him dead at point-blank range. Hanrahan tells the interwoven stories of Perceval and Bellingham,  Read more...

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