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Henry Dodwell

Photograph, probably of Dodwell's brother George

The Reverend Henry Dodwell is an example of a conspiracy theorist driven to a criminal act.  Deprived of his living, and denied restitution by the courts, in 1878 he shot at Sir George Jessel, the Master of the Rolls.  He would go on to attack Dr William Orange at Broadmoor.  Like other, similar Broadmoor patients, he always argued that he had sought merely to highlight the injustice of his case.

You can read more about Dodwell in the biography below.

 

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