Courteous Spanish diplomat commits suicide in Blenheim Park in England

Don Antonio Arrom de Ayala, the Spanish consul to Australia, committed suicide in the Duke of Marlborough's Blenheim Park at Woodstock in England. On his person was a long letter addressed to the Duke apologizing for the intrusion.  He wrote, "It may be a childish feeling but one cannot blow one's brains out in a common road... So I have not found another proper place to die decently than your handsome park, and you must bear the inconvenience of a dead man in your grounds. I mean no offense." (By John Osborne)
Source Citation
Chronicle, The Annual Register or a View of the History and Politics of the Year 1859 (London: F. & J. Rivington, 1860), 48-49.
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