Queen of Spain survives assassination attempt in Madrid
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)
Chronicle, The Annual Register or a View of the History and Politics of the Year 1852 (London: F. & J. Rivington, 1853), 14.