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John Bellingham died.

Monday, 18 May 1812

On Monday the 18th of May at 8'o'clock in the morning John Bellingham was executed at Newgate for the murder of Mr Spencer Percival the Prime Minister.
Watched by a crowd of about 2000 and dressed in a round hat, brown greatcoat, blue and buff striped waistcoat, clay coloured pantaloons, white stockings and Hessian boots Bellingham seemed calm and composed. As the clock began striking 8 some of the crowd began to cry, 'God bless you.' On the 7th strike, the trap opened and Bellingham dropped through. The crowd fell sillent.
The executioner was William Brunskill, he had held the office for almost 30 years.