Historical Events in May 1812

  • May 11 Waltz introduced into English ballrooms. Some observers consider it disgusting and immoral.

MurderAssassination

May 11 British Prime Minister Spencer Perceval is assassinated by John Bellingham in the lobby of the House of Commons, London. Ironically, descendants of both were later elected to Parliament at the same time.

British Prime Minister Spencer Perceval
British Prime Minister
Spencer Perceval