London Nobody Knows-Cambridge House, 94 Piccadilly
At Cambridge House, No. 94, popular for being the residence of Lord Palmerston, a lunatic lieutenant named Pate attempted to take the life of Queen Victoria. Robert Pate, a retired lieutenant, attacked the Queen in 1850, inflicting a wound upon her Majesty. Pate, who was sentenced to transportation in present-day Tasmania for seven years for the assault, died in 1895. The cane Pate attacked the queen with was advertised to be sold at auction in January of 1899, but was withdrawn when the owner received an official communication from Osborne House, the former royal residence of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert on the Isle of Wright.[i]
[i] “The Cane That Wounded Royalty”, New York Times, January 15th, 1899.