Notes on the Assassination of Spencer Perceval - Page 5

Notes on the Assassination of Spencer Perceval - Page 5
  • Title: Notes on the assassination of Spencer Perceval

  • Date : 11 May 1812

  • Catalogue number : Parliamentary Archives, HL/PO/JO/8/276A

  • Description :

    This file of notes contains the announcement made by the Lord Chancellor to the House of Lords upon receiving news of the assassination of Perceval, which he refers to as 'a most melancholy and a most atrocious circumstance having taken place in the Lobby of the other House'. The notes also contain a notification that 'the Rt Hon Mr Spencer Perceval was shot within the walls of the two Houses of Parlt and is since dead of his wounds', and details of the questioning of Richard Tayler, a doorkeeper in the House of Commons who witnessed the murder.