Remembering Peterloo

Gardner, John (2017) Remembering Peterloo. British Politics Review, 12 (2). pp. 9-10. ISSN 1890-4505

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Amritsar (1919). Kent State (1970). Sharpeville (1960). So- weto (1976). Tiananmen Square (1989). The list of massa- cres of peaceful protesters by their own governing forces is lengthy and would obliterate the word limit of this issue if all could possibly be named. But when citizens are again kil- led by authorities, Peterloo is often invoked and remembered. That massacre, in Manchester on 16 August 1819, saw fteen people mortally wounded on the day and over 650 injured. What started out as a peaceful gathering with a carnival atmosphe- re, ended up becoming, as Robert Poole states, ”the bloodiest political event of the nineteenth century on English soil.”

Item Type: Journal Article
Keywords: Politics, History, Remembrance
Faculty: Faculty of Arts, Law & Social Sciences
Depositing User: Ian Walker
Date Deposited: 03 Aug 2017 13:56
Last Modified: 11 Dec 2017 16:43

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