Oxford's Attempt to Assassinate the Queen and Prince Albert.On Constitution Hill, Wednesday Evening, June 10, 1840.
Zinc engraving, rare. 115 x 152mm. 4½ x 6".
Scene on Constitution Hill, near Green Park, showing a man firing a pistol towards an open topped carriage carrying Queen Victoria and her husband, the horses drawing the carriage rearing up, a cloud of smoke from the end of the pistol. During Victoria's first pregnancy in 1840, in the first few months of the marriage, 18-year-old Edward Oxford attempted to assassinate her while she was riding in a carriage with Prince Albert on her way to visit her mother. Oxford fired twice, but either both bullets missed or, as he later claimed, the guns had no shot. He was tried for high treason and found guilty, but was acquitted on the grounds of insanity.
See Collage: v8485528.
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