The Only British Prime Minister To Be Assassinated

He was shot dead in the House of Parliament

A painting of Spencer Perceval by George Francis Joseph, 1812 (Wikimedia Commons)

Only one British Prime Minister has ever been assassinated.

His name was Spencer Perceval. And he was murdered on the 11th of May 1812 by John Bellingham, a businessman with a personal vendetta against the British government.

The motivation

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