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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