The Assassination of Spencer Perceval

Explore the Parliamentary collections for documents and images about the assassination of Prime Minister Spencer Perceval in May 1812 which took place in the lobby of the old House of Commons.

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Petition of the Month

  • Sean Harris, Committee Assistant for the Petitions Committee, writes about the only British Prime Minister to have been assassinated, Spencer Perceval. John Bellingham assassinated him after an unsuccessful attempt to petition Parliament.