In 1843 on a cold winter’s day in London, Daniel McNaughten, suffering intense paranoid delusions, went out to shoot the British prime minister, Sir Robert Peel.
- Duncan Fine
- The Age
He missed and killed Peel’s private secretary.
The court found McNaughten not guilty by reason of insanity.
There was a massive public outcry.
Today in Melbourne, we’re still uneasily grappling with the…