The Peterloo Massacre


Author: Robert Reid
Publisher: Windmill Books
ISBN: 9781786090409
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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.

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.

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 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 'massacre' and Its Background
Author: Donald Read
Publisher: Manchester University Press
ISBN: N.A
Category: Peterloo Massacre, Manchester, England, 1819
Page: 234
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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.

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.

Beyond Peterloo


Author: Rob Hargreaves,Alan Hampson
Publisher: Pen and Sword History
ISBN: 9781526725097
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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

Protest and the Politics of Space and Place, 1789-1848


Author: Katrina Navickas
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 1526116707
Category:
Page: 352
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"This book examines the rise of mass movements for democracy and workers' rights in northern England. It surveys movements throughout the whole period from the first working-class radical societies in the 1790s to trade unions and Chartists in the 1840s. It focuses on protesters' use of space and defense of place"--Back cover.

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.""

Peterloo

Voices, Sabres and Silence
Author: Graham Phythian
Publisher: History Press
ISBN: 9780750967495
Category:
Page: 256
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On 16 August 1819 on St Peter's Field, Manchester, a peaceful demonstration of some 60,000 workers and reformers was brutally dispersed by sabrewielding cavalry, resulting in at least fifteen dead and over 600 injured. Within days the slaughter was named 'Peter-loo', as an ironic reference to the battleground of Waterloo.Now the subject of a major film, this highly detailed yet readable narrative, based almost entirely on eyewitness reports and contemporary documents, brings the events of that terrible day vividly to life.In a world in which the legitimacy of facts is in constant jeopardy from media and authoritarian bias, the lessons to be learned from the bloodshed and the tyrannical aftermath are as pertinent today as they were 200 years ago. Film director Mike Leigh has defined Peterloo as 'the event that becomes more relevant with every new episode of our crazy times'.

Jacobites

A New History of the '45 Rebellion
Author: Jacqueline Riding
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
ISBN: 1608198049
Category: History
Page: 608
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The Jacobite Rebellion of 1745-46 is one of the most important turning points in British history--in terms of national crisis every bit the equal of 1066 and 1940. The tale of Charles Edward Stuart, "Bonnie Prince Charlie," and his heroic attempt to regain his grandfather's (James II) crown--remains the stuff of legend: the hunted fugitive, Flora MacDonald, and the dramatic escape over the sea to the Isle of Skye. But the full story--the real history--is even more dramatic, captivating, and revelatory. Much more than a single rebellion, the events of 1745 were part of an ongoing civil war that threatened to destabilize the British nation and its empire. The Bonnie Prince and his army alone, which included a large contingent of Scottish highlanders, could not have posed a great threat. But with the involvement of Britain's perennial enemy, Catholic France, it was a far more dangerous and potentially catastrophic situation for the British crown. With encouragement and support from Louis XV, Charles's triumphant Jacobite army advanced all the way to Derby, a mere 120 miles from London, before a series of missteps ultimately doomed the rebellion to crushing defeat and annihilation at Culloden in April 1746--the last battle ever fought on British soil. Jacqueline Riding conveys the full weight of these monumental years of English and Scottish history as the future course of Great Britain as a united nation was irreversibly altered.

Peterloo

Witnesses to a Massacre
Author: Robert Poole,Eva Schlunke
Publisher: New Internationalist
ISBN: 9781780264752
Category: Comics & Graphic Novels
Page: 128
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A visually dramatic graphic novel re-enacting the conflicts, personalities and social tensions that led to Manchester's infamous Peterloo Massacre in 1819.