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Queen of Spain survives assassination attempt in Madrid

Queen Isabella II of Spain, detail
Queen Isabella of Spain is stabbed by a rebel priest named Martin Merino as she attends a mass of thanks for the safe delivery of her new child. The knife glances off her arm and the stays of the queen's dress protect her further from a fatal wound. After four days of treatment, she is pronounced out of danger. Her attacker is captured on the spot and would later be executed. (By John Osborne)
Source Citation: 
Chronicle, The Annual Register or a View of the History and Politics of the Year 1852 (London: F. & J. Rivington, 1853), 14.


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