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They'd chop your head off before you could say “Please your Majesty”.
Under investigation by the Home Office
What became of Queen Victoria’s would-be assailants?
Were any of the attacks on Queen Victoria politically motivated?
Overreactions by the Police Commissioner.
How the monitoring of mail helped secure the Royal Household.
The role of the police in Victorian-era royal protection.
Dr Nick Hervey examines the historic role of the police in royal protection in the fourth in a series of twelve guest posts.
Whatever the motivation of would-be regicides, serious attempts on the monarch's life brought into play the full machinery of the judiciary.
Here is the second in a series of twelve posts by guest blogger Dr Nick Hervey sharing his research on a police file on ‘…Insane Persons and others who have com
Read the first of Dr Nick Hervey's blogs about a range of people who got too close for Her Majesty's comfort between 1837 and 1852.