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Col. Despard, Edward Marcus Despard (1751-1803). Irish conspirator. Portrait. He was accused of being involved in a conspiracy to assassinate the King, and to seize the Tower of London and Bank of England. With six others he was drawn on a hurdle, hanged and beheaded. Image taken from Memoirs of the Life of Col. M. Despard, now under sentence of death for High Treason ... With a portrait.. Originally published in Tegg & Castleman: London, 1803. Author Edward Marcus Despard, Illustrated by Barlow.
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