Spencer Perceval KC (1 November 1762 – 11 May 1812) was a British statesman and barrister who served as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from October 1809 until his assassination in May 1812. Perceval is the only British prime minister to have been assassinated, and the only solicitor-general or attorney-general to have become prime minister.
Spencer Perceval becomes the only British prime minister in history to be assassinated and many of his policies are reversed On 11 May 1812, at about 5:15 pm, Spencer Perceval , the prime minister of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland , was shot dead in the lobby of the House of Commons by John Bellingham , a Liverpool merchant with a grievance against the government.
Spencer Compton, 1st Earl of Wilmington, KG, PC (c. 1674 – 2 July 1743) was a British Whig statesman who served continuously in government from 1715 until his death. He sat in the English and British House of Commons between 1698 and 1728, and was then raised to the peerage and sat in the House of Lords .
Spencer Perceval, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom: John Bellingham: Killed by a disgruntled merchant. The only British prime minister to be assassinated. See Assassination of Spencer Perceval. 1812: Louis-Alexandre de Launay, French diplomat Stabbed to death with a stiletto along with his wife by a former servant at his home in Barnes. 1922
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After Sir Winston's death, on 17 May 1965 she was created a life peer as Baroness Spencer-Churchill, of Chartwell in the County of Kent. She sat as a cross-bencher , but her growing deafness precluded her taking a regular part in parliamentary life.
Hanraham, David C. (30 November 2011), The Assassination of the Prime Minister: John Bellingham and the Murder of Spencer Perceval, History Press, ISBN 978-0-7524-7805-0 Robinson, Daniel N. (4 July 2013), "The Insanity Defense as a History of Mental Disorder" , The Oxford Handbook of Philosophy and Psychiatry , OUP Oxford, ISBN 978-0-19-166679-7