While touring in Belgium, the soon-to-be King Edward VII of Great Britain was almost assassinated. A young Belgian anarchist in Belgium named Jean-Baptiste Sipido fired at him but he missed and was quickly wrestled down. He did so because he was angry over the events of the Second Boer War. Despite the grave offense, he was pretty much let go because he was only fifteen. Causing quite a public stir in Great Britain over the lack of any real punishment.