George 111 Preserved from Assassination
On 15th May the royal family visited Drury Lane theatre and as the King entered his box and was bowing to the audience, a Mr. James Hadfield, a discharged soldier seated in the audience, stood up and fired a horse pistol towards the royal box. Hadfield was captured and subsequently tried (26th June) but found "not guilty" due to insanity.
Innoculation was first intoroduced by Edward Jenner, a Gloucestershire doctor in 1796.
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