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Peterloo: The Story of the Manchester Massacre

Peterloo: The Story of the Manchester Massacre

Manchester, August 1819: 60,000 people had gathered in the cause of parliamentary reform. To those defending the status quo, the vote was not a universal right, but a privilege of wealth and land ownership. To radical reformers the fundamental overhaul of a corrupt system was long overdue. The people had come to hear one such...

The Peterloo Massacre

The Peterloo Massacre

This volume provides a narrative account of the events leading to the charge of a strong force of yeomanry and regular cavalry into a crowd of more than 100,000 workers gathered for a parliamentary reform meeting on St Peter’s Field, Manchester in August 1819. Several were killed and dozens sabred and badly wounded. The book...