The attempt to assassinate the King

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The attempt to assassinate the King; on 2 August 1786, Margaret Nicholson, under the pretese of presenting a petition, attempted to stab His Majesty King George III as he was alighting from his chariot at the garden entrance to St James's Palace near Marlborough Wall but was prevented by Mr Topper, one of the king's footmen; published 9 October 1786.

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