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  • Gavin Whitehead

The Joys of Being Shot At: Queen Victoria and Roderick Maclean (S2BE4)

In 1882, aspiring writer Roderick Maclean attempted to assassinate Queen Victoria as she traveled by carriage to Windsor Castle. In so doing, Maclean became the seventh gunman to open fire on Her Majesty. Even though Victoria had faced mortal danger, her response to the crime was hardly one of horror.

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Above: Engraving of Roderick Maclena.


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