Peterloo

The 'massacre' and Its Background

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Author: Donald Read

Publisher: Manchester University Press

ISBN: N.A

Category: Peterloo Massacre, Manchester, England, 1819

Page: 234

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The Peterloo Massacre

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Author: Robert Reid

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1473554772

Category: History

Page: 384

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'The universal significance of this historic event becomes ever more relevant in our own turbulent times.' Mike Leigh 'One of our nation's defining moments.' Stuart Maconie The Peterloo Massacre is a revealing and compelling account of that event, one of the darkest days in Britain's social history. On 16 August 1819, a strong force of yeomanry and regular cavalry charged into a crowd of more than 100,000 workers who had gathered on St Peter’s Field in Manchester for a meeting about Parliamentary reform. This violent, startling event became known as Peterloo, one of the darkest days in Britain’s social history. The Peterloo Massacre provides a revealing narrative account of the events leading up to Peterloo, starkly describes the actions of that fateful day, and examines its aftermath. It offers a new perspective on the political and military activities of the time, and shows how the very nature of society was powerfully influenced by irreversible technological change: a pattern that, two-hundred years later, still has relevance in understanding the forces shaping our world today.

Three Accounts of Peterloo and The Story of Peterloo

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Author: Francis Archibald Bruton

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 1291949941

Category: History

Page: 122

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The Peterloo Massacre occurred at St Peter's Field, Manchester, England, on 16 August 1819, when cavalry charged into a crowd of 60,000-80,000 that had gathered to demand the reform of parliamentary representation. Shortly after the meeting began local magistrates called on the military authorities to arrest Hunt and several others on the hustings with him, and to disperse the crowd. Cavalry charged into the crowd with sabres drawn, and in the ensuing confusion, 15 people (including women and children) were killed and hundreds were injured. Within this volume are published three eyewitness reports of the event which F. A. Burton thought worthy of publication along with his ""Story of Peterloo.""

Peterloo

The Story of the Manchester Massacre

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Author: Jacqueline Riding

Publisher: Head of Zeus Ltd

ISBN: 1786695820

Category: History

Page: 288

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The story of the Peterloo massacre, a defining moment in the history of British democracy, told with passion and authority. 'A superb account of one of the defining moments in modern British history' Tristram Hunt. 'Peterloo is one of the greatest scandals of British political history ... Jacqueline Riding tells this tragic story with mesmerising skill' John Bew. 'Fast-paced and full of fascinating detail' Tim Clayton. On a hot late summer's day, a crowd of 60,000 gathered in St Peter's Field. They came from all over Lancashire – ordinary working-class men, women and children – walking to the sound of hymns and folk songs, wearing their best clothes and holding silk banners aloft. Their mood was happy, their purpose wholly serious: to demand fundamental reform of a corrupt electoral system. By the end of the day fifteen people, including two women and a child, were dead or dying and 650 injured, hacked down by drunken yeomanry after local magistrates panicked at the size of the crowd. Four years after defeating the 'tyrant' Bonaparte at Waterloo, the British state had turned its forces against its own people as they peaceably exercised their time-honoured liberties. As well as describing the events of 16 August in shattering detail, Jacqueline Riding evokes the febrile state of England in the late 1810s, paints a memorable portrait of the reform movement and its charismatic leaders, and assesses the political legacy of the massacre to the present day. As fast-paced and powerful as it is rigorously researched, Peterloo: The Story of the Manchester Massacre adds significantly to our understanding of a tragic staging-post on Britain's journey to full democracy.

Peterloo

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Author: N.A

Publisher: Manchester University Press

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Peterloo

The English Uprising

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Author: Robert Poole

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0191086215

Category: History

Page: 368

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On 16 August, 1819, at St Peter's Field, Manchester, armed cavalry attacked a peaceful rally of some 50,000 pro-democracy reformers. Under the eyes of the national press, 18 people were killed and some 700 injured, many of them by sabres, many of them women, some of them children. The 'Peterloo massacre', the subject of a recent feature film and a major commemoration in 2019, is famous as the central episode in Edward Thompsons Making of the English Working Class. It also marked the rise of a new English radical populism as the British state, recently victorious at Waterloo, was challenged by a pro-democracy movement centred on the industrial north. Why did the cavalry attack? Who ordered them in? What was the radical strategy? Why were there women on the platform, and why were they so ferociously attacked? Using an immense range of sources, and many new maps and illustrations, Robert Poole tells for the first time the full extraordinary story of Peterloo: the English Uprising.

Peterloo Massacre, Containing a Faithful Narrative of the Events which Preceded, Accompanied, and Followed the Fatal Sixteenth of August, 1819, on the Area Near St. Peter's Church, Manchester, Including the Proceedings which Took Place at the Inquest at Oldham ... to which is Added, an Accurate List of the Names and Places of Residence of Those who Were Killed, Wounded and Maimed

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Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Great Britain

Page: 224

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