Bannister Truelock

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Bannister Truelock conspired to assassinate George III of the United Kingdom in 1800 along with James Hadfield.

Truelock was a shoemaker and a religious fanatic who prophesied the second coming of Jesus Christ. He also insisted in the belief that the Messiah would be born from his mouth.[1][2] In December 1800, he was admitted to Bethlem Royal Hospital for have allegedly persuading James Hadfield that by shooting George III, Hadfield would bring peace to the world.[3]


  1. ^ Dickens, Charles. All the Year Round: A Weekly Journal 17.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  2. ^ Poole, Steve. The Politics of Regicide in England, 1760-1850: Troublesome Subjects. Manchester University Press. p. 124. ISBN 0719050359. 
  3. ^ Andrews, Jonathan. The History of Bethlem. Psychology Press, 1997. p. 390. ISBN 0415017734.