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Synopsis: On Monday, 11 May 1812, John Bellingham made his way to the Palace of Westminster. In the lobby leading to the House of Commons, he took out a concealed pistol and shot the Prime Minister, Spencer Perceval. There was no mystery about the killer's identity, but why did he do it? Captured in this dramatic story are all the ingredients of a thriller: suspense, revenge, personal tragedy, and murder. At the heart is the extraordinary story of how an honest businessman ended up imprisoned in a rat-infested Russian jail for six years, refused all help by his own government. Unable to obtain the justice he thought was his due, Bellingham did the only thing he could to express his outrage and achieve a kind of natural justice. David C. Hanrahan's lively and colorful narrative does full justice to this extraordinary tale of neglect and obsession. He paints a convincing and moving picture of Bellingham's desperation and explores the reasons for the ambassador's failure to take any action to help him as well as the indifference shown by the government to his petitions once he had managed to get back home.
About the Author: David C. Hanrahan is the author of Colonel Blood: the Man Who Stole the Crown Jewels.
Title: The Assassination of the Prime Minister: ...
Publication Date: 2008
Book Condition: New
Book Description -. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. The Assassination of the Prime Minister: John Bellingham and the Murder of Spencer Perceval This book is in very good condition and will be shipped within 24 hours of ordering. The cover may have some limited signs of wear but the pages are clean, intact and the spine remains undamaged. This book has clearly been well maintained and looked after thus far. Money back guarantee if you are not satisfied. See all our books here, order more than 1 book and get discounted shipping. Seller Inventory # 7719-9780750944007
Book Description The History Press, 2008. Condition: Very Good. Ships from the UK. Former Library book. Great condition for a used book! Minimal wear. Seller Inventory # GRP79867024
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Book Description Sutton Publishing, Stroud, Glos., 2008. Hardcover. Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Fine. 1st Edition. 214pp+illus. Only once in history has a British Prime Minister been assassinated. On Monday, 11th May, 1812, John Bellingham made his way to the Houses of Parliament carrying concealed weapons. At 5.15 p.m. as the Rt. Hon. Spencer Perceval, the Tory Prime Minister, was walking across the lobby leading to the House of Commons, Bellingham shot him dead. Bellingham was neither a revolutionary nor religious fanatic, but a successful young entrepreneur. What had driven him to such a crime? The author examines the lives of the two men, explaining the events that led up to the assassination, describing for the first time the day of the execution, using eyewitness accounts, the report of the doctor who treated Perceval, the Coroner's report and Bellingham's trial. A gripping account. Bibliography and Index. Seller Inventory # 902948
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