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Assassination of the Dey of Algiers...

Item # 690466

July 13, 1710

THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, July 13, 1710  The front page begins with a report from: "Algiers" which notes: "...the Dey of this Kingdom was shot in the Council House after he had reigned three years...The conspirators were only five Turks...the new government was in great confusion...the son-in-law remained with a small army in the field, but upon his march to force this place to his obedience, he was assassinated by his followers...He resolutely defended himself for some time & killed seven men on the pot; but at length was oppressed & slain by the multitude. He was a great lover of the British Nation...and as great an aversion to the French."
A single sheet issue, 6 3/4 by 11 3/4 inches, great condition.

Category: The 1600's and 1700's