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Hadfield, Jameslocked

(1771/2–1841)
  • Joel Peter Eigen

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Hadfield, James (1771/2–1841), assailant of George III, is of unknown parentage. Critically wounded at the battle of Roubaix in 1794, he sustained eight sabre wounds to his head before being captured by the French. After making his way back to England, he fell under the sway of a millenarian cult, becoming convinced that his death at the hands of the state would effect the second coming. ...

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