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Perceval

(ˈpɜːsɪvəl)
n
(Biography) Spencer. 1762–1812, British statesman; prime minister (1809–12); assassinated

Per•ci•val

or Per•ce•val

(ˈpɜr sə vəl)

n.
a knight of King Arthur's court who sought the Holy Grail.
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In contrast, just one British PM, Spencer Perceval, has been shot dead.
A Lord Grenville B William Pitt C George Canning D Spencer Perceval 14.
THE only British Prime Minister ever to be assassinated was Spencer Perceval, who was gunned down by Liverpool man John Bellingham on May 11, 1812.
1812: British Prime Minister Spencer Perceval was shot dead by a bankrupt broker, John Bellingham, as he entered the House of Commons.
He detained the assassin of the Prime Minister Spencer Perceval in 1812, "a feat not too heroic," as MatofF comments with the judicious dryness that is a welcome feature of the book, "as by this time Bellingham was sitting quietly on a bench, offering no resistance.
1812: British Prime Minister Spencer Perceval |was shot dead by a bankrupt broker, John Bellingham, as he entered the House of Commons.
In this view Wilberforce enjoyed the support of Spencer Perceval, the Prime Minister from October 1809 until his assassination in May 1812, whose support for anti-slavery while he was Chancellor of the Exchequer had been crucial to the passage of the Act for the Abolition of the Slave Trade through the Lords, as well as to providing the naval funding and the legal framework that ensured that the Royal Navy was equipped to police it.
A distant relative of Spencer Perceval, the only British Prime Minister ever to be assassinated, Mr Percival was originally from Penge.
12Who shot and killed British Prime Minister Spencer Perceval in 1812?
12 Spencer Perceval, the only British prime minister to have been assassinated, was killed in which century?
1812: British prime minister Spencer Perceval was shot dead by a bankrupt broker, John Bellingham: when the news first spread, many radicals hoped and others feared it might be the first blow in a revolution, but it soon turned out Bellingham's motive was personal (Government refusal to aid a compensation case against Russia) not political.
SPENCER Perceval is not a household name - not even in the House of Commons where he spent 13 years.