The Attempt to Assassinate King Leopold II of Belgium and the Arrest of Keir Hardie – 15 November 1902

Posted on November 14th, 2013 by The British Newspaper Archive

In Brussels, on 15 November 1902, the Italian anarchist, Gennaro Rubin, attempted to assassinate King Leopold II of Belgium.

From a UK perspective, it’s very interesting to see that James Keir Hardie, who was staying in the Hotel Waterloo in Brussels at the time of the assassination attempt, was arrested by the Belgian police – oh, and very quickly released, too!

historical newspaper report on The Attempt to Assassinate King Leopold II of Belgium and the Arrest of Keir Hardie

The Midland Daily Telegraph – Monday 17 November 1902

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historical newspaper report on The Attempt to Assassinate King Leopold II of Belgium and the Arrest of Keir Hardie

The Yorkshire Evening Post – Monday 17 November 1902

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