The Man From the Hornet writes…
We British have only assassinated one of our Prime Ministers. An admirable degree of restraint for which we deserve far more praise than we get, in my humble opinion.
Prime Minister Spencer Perceval was assassinated on this day, 11th May in the year 1812. His assassin an aggrieved merchant by the name o’ John Bellingham.
Like the best of stylish fellows, he knew how to maximise his God-given attributes. Being something of a shorty he never posed for a full-length portrait. In terms of dress, he is the last Prime Minister to make a habit of wearing a powdered wig and knee breeches.