My ‘insane’ Uncle Ed tried to kill Queen Victoria – he was treated with kindness

My ‘insane’ Uncle Ed tried to kill Queen Victoria – he was treated with kindness
 

A young Queen Victoria rides out of the palace with her dashing husband. It’s June, and she is happy as the open carriage moves down Constitution Hill. Waiting on a grassy verge is a young man. Scarcely that – he’s a boy, just 18, with dark eyes and a baby face, short of stature and wearing a high top hat, as was fashionable in 1840. As the Queen draws closer he raises two pistols, determined to fire on the pregnant Victoria.
'Mental health is not only about darkness and depression' Read more The young man is Edward Oxford, and he’s about to fulfil his dream of becoming notorious. Edward:... read more

 
10 October 2016 in Health, Views: 39
Source: Guardian
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