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On This Day… Queen Victoria Survives Again!

Written by: George Chittenden : 07 Jul 2019

It was on this day, 2nd March, back in 1882 when Queen Victoria survived a seventh assassination attempt. As a Queen she ruled during a period when Britain’s empire was at its height, and her country experienced great changes, but she wasn’t adored by all. Most attempts to kill her were the actions of people suffering from mental health issues.

It was on this day when Roderick Maclean made the final attempt to end her reign when he fired a shot at the Queen at Windsor station. Luckily for Victoria he missed, as he was only fifteen paces away from her.

Roderick Maclean was immediately set upon by two Eton school children, who attacked him in the most middle class of ways, hitting him with their umbrellas. He was arrested. At trial he was tried for high treason and found not guilty by reason of insanity before being confined to Broadmoor Asylum where he died in 1921.

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