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Edward Oxford was tried for a sensational crime, that of trying to kill the young Queen Victoria. In the spring of 1840, he fired two pistols at the pregnant Queen as she was being driven with Prince Albert outside Buckingham Palace.
There was no evidence that Oxford's pistols were loaded, and he was acquitted as insane. He was sent first to Bethlem Hospital in London and later to Broadmoor. A short biography of Oxford is now included in 'Broadmoor Revealed.'
Broadmoor RevealedThe Victorian Broadmoor book - available from retailers now
3 response(s) so far…
carlsPosted on the : 4 Feb 2013
I found this very usfall apart from you need to use more information such as when he tryed to kill the queen she was four months pregant. :)
firstname.lastname@example.orgPosted on the : 4 Apr 2013
why are all the related links on this site if they are not open but regarded as FOI?
BROPosted on the : 8 Apr 2013
Some patients' files are open - please do read the access protocol on the main Broadmoor page to find out more.
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