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Assassination attempt on King
Assassination attempt on King
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Assassination attempt on King
"An exact representation of an attempt made by Margt. Nicholson to stab His Majesty on Wednesday Augt. 2 1786"; King George III takes a petition from Margaret Nicholson who holds a knife against his chest. A Yeoman of the Guard rushes to save the King.
1786
London Metropolitan Archives
Satirical Print Collection
anon.
Fores, S.W.
Margaret Nicholson was mad and confined to Bedlam. The King was unharmed and treated the woman kindly. The incident occurred at the garden entrance to St. James' Palace near Marlborough Wall.
etching
paper
31cms
satire
k1313681
exact