Tag Archives: Murder

1371: The Strangest Duel

The strangest duel I ever met with, was one fought Between a dog and a man in the year 1371, in the presence of King Charles V of France… A Gentleman of the Court was supposed to have murdered another, … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

1812: I Awoke in the Greatest Agitation

On May 11, 1812, John Bellingham, a disgruntled Liverpool merchant, assassinated British Prime Minister Spencer Perceval in the lobby of the House of Commons in London. In his autobiography, the civil engineer Sir John Rennie (whose company built the London … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

1494: The Poisoning of Pico della Mirandola

     The brilliant and audacious Humanist philosopher Pico della Mirandola died under mysterious circumstances at the age of 31. His life had been exceptional. A child prodigy who had left home at fourteen to study church law, Pico turned to … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment