Caroline Kennedy

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Caroline Kennedy—like Lord Frederick Cavendish, almost an unintended victim of Irish terrorism in 1975.

Caroline Kennedy—like Lord Frederick Cavendish, almost an unintended victim of Irish terrorism in 1975.

Caroline Kennedy, daughter of President Kennedy, narrowly escaped being, like Lord Frederick Cavendish, an unintended victim of Irish terrorism. In 1975 there was an unsuccessful attempt by the IRA on the life of the Conservative MP Sir Hugh Fraser—then still married to the historian Lady Antonia Fraser—and the car bomb that was intended to kill him very nearly killed Caroline. She was in London at the time, working in Sotheby’s and lodging with the Frazers, and was due to be dropped off at her work by Sir Hugh Frazer on his way to the House of Commons. But for the fact that they were delayed leaving the house that morning, both would probably have been killed by the IRA bomb.

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