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The young Edward Oxford

Queen Victoria was most definitely not amused on the seven occasions that an attempt was made on her life and the first would-be regicide was the baby-faced assassin Edward Oxford.

Oxford was born in Birmingham in 1822, the third child of Hannah Marklew and George Oxford. His father worked in the city’s jewellery trade as a gold chaser, but died when his son was aged seven. Read more ›››