1981: Bid to kill the Queen
On 13 June 1981, the Queen was shot at as she turned into Horse Guards Parade for the Trooping the Colour ceremony.
Marcus Serjeant, 17, a former Air Cadet, had fired blank cartridges from a replica gun.
Serjeant was sentenced to five years in jail under the 1842 Treason Act. A court heard he had planned to kill the Queen but couldn’t obtain a real gun.
‘I wanted to be famous,’ he said.
Serjeant (below) sought fame