The Attempt to Assassinate Edward, Prince of Wales – Brussels Railway Station, 4 April 1900

Posted on April 3rd, 2013 by The British Newspaper Archive

historical newspaper report about the attempt to kill prince edwardAt Brussels Railway Station on 4 April 1900, the 16-year-old Belgian anarchist, Jean-Baptiste Sipido, attemped to shoot Edward, Prince of Wales, the son of Queen Victoria and heir to the UK throne.

Sipido fired two shots at Prince Edward and Princess Alexandra, while the royal couple were sitting in a train, with one of the bullets grazing Prince Edward’s head.

Sipido said he tried to kill Prince Edward because he held him responsible for the many deaths suffered in the Boer War.

Included below are two newspaper stories from April 1900 that report on this amazing incident.

historical newspaper report about the attempt to kill prince edward

The Evening Post. – Saturday 07 April 1900

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http://www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk/viewer/bl/0000582/19000407/046/0003

historical newspaper report about the attempt to kill prince edward

Royal Cornwall Gazette – Thursday 05 April 1900

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http://www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk/viewer/bl/0000180/19000405/063/0005

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