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  • Images for St Bart Pathology Museum part of St Bartholomew's Teaching Hospital in West Smithfield, London.
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    The Skull belongs to John Bellingham (1769 – 1812).
    On the afternoon of 11 May, 1812, John Bellingham, a bankrupt and embittered businessman, walked into the lobby of the Palace of Westminster.
    He waited a while and, upon seeing prime minister Spencer Perceval, approached him, took out a duelling pistol and shot him through the heart.
    As shocked onlookers rushed towards him, Perceval uttered the words: "I am murdered. I am murdered."
    He then collapsed and died - the only UK prime minister to be assassinated.
     
    Follow Bellingham's skull @BellinghamSkull
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    Barts Pathology Museum is part of ‘Barts and the London School of Medicine and Dentistry’ and not to be confused with the St Bartholomew’s Hospital Museum (which is open to the public). The Pathology Museum is undergoing a period of renovation and all 5000 anatomical specimens are being conserved. As a result, the museum is only open during special evening events or taxidermy courses which are listed on the temporary site www.potts-pots.blogspot.com along with conservation information.