The Peterloo Massacre


Author: Joyce Marlow
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 1473556899
Category: History
Page: 288
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Unity of the oppressed can make a difference in politically uncertain times A peaceful protest turned tragedy; this is the true story of the working class fight for the vote. On August 16 1819, in St Peter’s Field, Manchester, a large non-violent gathering demanding parliamentary reform turned into a massacre, leaving many dead and hundreds more injured. This catastrophic event was one of the key moments of the age, a political awakening of the working class, and eventually led to ordinary people gaining suffrage. In this definitive account Joyce Marlow tells the stories of the real people involved and brings to life the atrocity the government attempted to cover up. The Peterloo Massacre is soon to be the subject of a major film directed by Mike Leigh.

The Peterloo Massacre


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.

Der Churchill-Faktor


Author: Boris Johnson
Publisher: Klett-Cotta
ISBN: 3608101128
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 472
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Mit fulminanter Erzählfreude und einem pointensicheren Gespür für die erhellende Anekdote schildert Boris Johnson Leben und Charakter des bedeutendsten britischen Staatsmannes des 20. Jahrhunderts (1874 –1965). Fasziniert von der Einmaligkeit, dem Humor und Sprachwitz, dem Abenteurertum, den politischen und literarisch-künstlerischen Leistungen seines Helden, hat er eine ebenso kenntnisreiche wie hinreißende Liebeserklärung an Winston S. Churchill verfasst. Mit britischer Nonchalance zeigt Johnson, was die Jahrhundertgestalt Churchill jedem von uns heute noch bedeuten kann.

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


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Great Britain
Page: 224
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Peterloo

The Story of the Manchester Massacre
Author: Jacqueline Riding
Publisher: Head of Zeus Ltd
ISBN: 1786695820
Category: History
Page: 288
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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.

Three Accounts of Peterloo and The Story of Peterloo


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.""

Ballads and songs of Peterloo


Author: Alison Morgan
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 1526132486
Category: Literary Criticism
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Ballads and songs of Peterloo is an edited collection of poems and songs written following the Peterloo Massacre in 1819. This collection, which includes over seventy poems, were published either as broadsides or in radical periodicals and newspapers. Notes to support the reading of the texts are provided, but they also stand alone, conveying the original publications without diluting their authenticity. Following an introduction outlining the massacre, the radical press and broadside ballad, the poems are grouped into six sections according to theme. Shelley's Masque of Anarchy is included as an appendix in acknowledgement of its continuing significance to the representation of Peterloo. This book is primarily aimed at students and lecturers of Romanticism and social history.

Peterloo


Author: N.A
Publisher: Manchester University Press
ISBN: N.A
Category:
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Documentary

The Margins of Reality
Author: Paul Ward
Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 0231850093
Category: Performing Arts
Page: 144
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In using case studies such as Touching the Void (2003) and the films of Nick Broomfield, this timely introduction to the growing field of documentary explores the definition and understanding of the form, as well as the relationship between documentary and drama, specifically the notion of reconstruction and reenactment. Paul Ward also discusses animated documentaries, the fertile genre of comedy, and feature-length contemporary works that have achieved widespread cinematic release.

Beyond Peterloo


Author: Rob Hargreaves,Alan Hampson
Publisher: Pen and Sword History
ISBN: 9781526725097
Category:
Page: 256
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In Beyond Peterloo, Elijah Dixon's previously overlooked yet vital contribution to social reform to life is brought to life. He was an ever-present force in the tumultuous politics of Victorian Manchester. Set against the backdrop of the Blanketeer's March of 1817 and the Peterloo Massacre of 1819, the fascinating story of his life and work as Manc

Hundert Jahre Revolution

Russland und das 20. Jahrhundert
Author: Orlando Figes
Publisher: Hanser Berlin
ISBN: 3446248684
Category: History
Page: 400
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Eine glänzend geschriebene Geschichte Sowjetrusslands – von den Wurzeln des Bolschewismus bis zum Putsch gegen Gorbatschow 1991. Laut Orlando Figes erstreckt sich die Wirkung der Russischen Revolution von 1917 über die Jahrzehnte der Diktatur bis in die Gegenwart. So waren die Sowjetführer bis zuletzt überzeugt, dass sie die von Lenin begonnene Revolution fortsetzten und auf ihre Ziele hinarbeiteten: eine kommunistische Gesellschaft des materiellen Überflusses für das Proletariat und ein neuer kollektiver Menschentyp. In einem historischen Moment, da in Russland unter Putin die autoritäre Staatstradition wiederauflebt, liefert Figes eine überzeugende Interpretation des russischen 20. Jahrhunderts.

Dissenters, Radicals, Heretics and Blasphemers

The Flame of Revolt that Shines Through English History
Author: John Hostettler
Publisher: Waterside Press
ISBN: 1904380824
Category: Law
Page: 280
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A stream of dissent, protest, uprising and rebellion is a central part of UK history. Taking key events from both the past and modern times John Hostettler demonstrates how when legitimate avenues of challenge to the actions of the state or other powerful groups are closed to people then they are bound to assert their rights in other ways.

Return to Peterloo


Author: Robert Poole
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781859362259
Category: England, North West
Page: 256
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The Peterloo massacre of 1819 is one of the landmarks of British history. Notwithstanding the weeks of legal argument and the decades of noisy disputes about who was responsible, the sheer quantity of information is exceptional, so the basic facts have never been in serious doubt. This book, however, published in time for the bicentenary, offers many new perspectives and crucial new evidence, adding significantly to our understanding of the event and the many issues surrounding it.