Murder most foul and mysterious
Why Spencer Perceval Had To Die: The Assassination of a British Prime Minister by Andro Linklater. Bloomsbury, €23.90. Reviewed by Andrew Lynch.
Why Spencer Perceval Had To Die: The Assassination of a British Prime Minister by Andro Linklater
On the day of Spencer Perceval's death, he was the most powerful man in Europe after Napoleon Bonaparte. Two hundred years later, he is best known as the answer to a quiz question: "Who was the only British prime minister to have been assassinated?"
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