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HISTORY French Royalty in Culpeper: Part two ZANN’S PLACE

Frustration does little to describe my mood in regard to Ivan Winarski or Lewis Phillipe E*** Jerome Bonaparte de Ch. Edgar D* D***** or whatever he called himself while residing in our fair community. We will continue to refer to him as L.P. The pain inflicted when hitting brick walls is a common companion. Nonetheless, I have learned that perseverance champions all endeavors and so, persistence shall prevail at least for a while longer. Working backwards from L.P.’s reference to “the plot to assassinate the Czar,” his return to Great Britain and the subsequent escape to the United States in 1885 with ample time in the interim to visit

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his parents in Scotland, land a commission in someone’s navy and severely wound a fellow officer in a duel, I decided to search for an assassination in Russia about 1880. Bingo! After several attempts, Alexander II was murdered at St. Petersburg in 1881. The responsible group was the short-lived terrorist movement “Narodnaya Volya” translated as People’s Will or Freedom. Founded in, it was suppressed and abandoned by 1884. L.P. claimed that his inexperience allowed him to be “flattened into Nihilistic circles and while among them became a partner in the plot to assassinate the Czar.” There were purportedly several hundred followers though only a handful were involved in the actual deed and those were subsequently caught and hanged. The group advocated acts of violence in an ➤ See Zann, Page 24

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