Spencer Perceval

Standard Name: Perceval, Spencer


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Textual Production Mary Stockdale
MS published with her father's firm The Christian Poet's Lament over the Christian Statesman, An Elegy on the Right Hon. Spencer Perceval, the assassinated Tory Prime Minister.
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4 or 6 October 1809
Spencer Perceval assumed office as Prime Minister. He was a Tory, an Evangelical, and an abolitionist, strongly committed to the war against France.
11 May 1812
Prime Minister Spencer Perceval was shot dead in the lobby of the House of Commons in London by a Liverpool merchant, John Bellingham , who had been ruined in the course of trade with Russia.
9 June 1812
The Earl of Liverpool became Prime Minister following the assassination of Spencer Perceval .