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Auction: 22066 - Historical Documents, Postal History & Autographs - Featuring the Robin Hunt Collection
Lot: 2131

The Robin Hunt Collection
Queen Victoria
Assassination attempts
1840 Broadsheet recording the "Committal to Newgate of E. Oxford, the Assassin, for Shooting at the Queen and Prince Albert" on Constitution Hill, with four depictions of the incident, reports in "The Star" and "The Fly", an account of his trial, and a "Form of Prayer and Thanksgiving" after the attempt. Together with a further pictorial broadsheet detailing the "Trial of John Francis for High Treason" who fired a pistol at the Queen's carriage on Constitution Hill on 29 May 1842, and verses published after "The Attempted Assassination of Her Majesty by a Lunatic Fenian ....on her way to the Palace, 29th February 1872 (13)

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