Kill the Queen!: The Eight Assassination Attempts on Queen Victoria Barrie Charles

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Published: February 7th 2013

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Kill the Queen!: The Eight Assassination Attempts on Queen Victoria  by  Barrie Charles

Kill the Queen!: The Eight Assassination Attempts on Queen Victoria by Barrie Charles
February 7th 2013 | Kindle Edition | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, talking book, mp3, ZIP | 160 pages | ISBN: | 10.15 Mb

Queen Victoria was the longest reigning monarch, a symbol of Britains great age of power and imperialism. But her life could so easily have been cut short.Just three years after she ascended to the throne, a humble pot-boy fired a brace of pistolsMoreQueen Victoria was the longest reigning monarch, a symbol of Britains great age of power and imperialism. But her life could so easily have been cut short.Just three years after she ascended to the throne, a humble pot-boy fired a brace of pistols at her from just six paces away.

She escaped unharmed, but amazingly there were seven further attacks or attempts on her life over the next forty-seven years. The perpetrators were a mixture of madmen, attention-seekers, and fiends: the unemployed carpenter who ended up transported to the hell of a labor camp in Van Diemans Land- the midget news vendor who eventually took his own life- the army officer who dressed as a dandy- the disaffected artist, and the Fenian terrorists.Through it all there is Victoria- how she coped with the fear and became a symbol of resolve and determination.

Each chapter of this book captures the drama of the attack and uncovers the would-be assassins motives, describing their lives up to that point, their trial and sentence, and what became of them afterwards. Extensive original research in England and Australia has uncovered a mass of new and previously unpublished detail that makes for an absorbing read.



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