2016 Peterloo remembrance an act of creation

Each year, people gather in Manchester to remember the massive gathering there on 16 August 1819, when a meeting to demand political change turned into a bloodbath when local militia Continue Reading2016 Peterloo remembrance an act of creation

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Prelude to Peterloo: Reformers call for peaceable assembly

FELLOW COUNTRYMEN: … The eyes of all England, nay, of all Europe, are fixed upon you: and every friend of real Reform and of rational Liberty, is tremblingly alive to Continue ReadingPrelude to Peterloo: Reformers call for peaceable assembly

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Getting the details right: Peterloo

One of the reasons I chose to write about the Manchester protest later called Peterloo in An Untitled Lady was that there were quite a few good sources on the Continue ReadingGetting the details right: Peterloo

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Prelude to Peterloo: Reformers call a Meeting

[First paragraphs] Manchester PUBLIC MEETING. A REQUISITION having been presented to the Boroughreeve and Constables of Manchester, signed by above 700 Inhabitant Householders in a few hours, requesting them to Continue ReadingPrelude to Peterloo: Reformers call a Meeting

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Remembering Peterloo

While writing my sprawling romantic historical An Untitled Lady, I arranged to travel to Manchester, England, the week of 16 August 2010, the 190th anniversary of the big protest march Continue ReadingRemembering Peterloo

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Catch my post on Peterloo over at Musa

A wreath in remembrance of Peterloo, 16 Aug 1819, laid on 16 Aug 2010 beneath the commemorative plaque in Manchester. I took these photos during my research trip for An Untitled Continue ReadingCatch my post on Peterloo over at Musa

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Why I Put a Melee in a Romantic Novel

Why would a romance-loving writer like me set a story in the middle of a melee? My latest novel, An Untitled Lady, includes events around 16 August 1819 in Manchester, Continue ReadingWhy I Put a Melee in a Romantic Novel

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Release Day! An Untitled Lady

It’s finally here! Available from Musa Publishing, Amazon, and etailers everywhere. I’m especially excited to hear your response to this story. People who love history and a little realism along with Continue ReadingRelease Day! An Untitled Lady

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Remembering 16 August

A wreath in remembrance of Peterloo, 16 Aug 1819, laid on 16 Aug 2010 beneath the commemorative plaque in Manchester. I saw this while on the Peterloo tour given by Continue ReadingRemembering 16 August

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Deja Vu, Peterloo

I am busy, but just stumbled on the first news stories on the Saville report, which exonerates the protesters during the Bloody Sunday “riot,” after decades of decrying them. I Continue ReadingDeja Vu, Peterloo

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