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Peterloo Massacre: 19th century

Peterloo Massacre: 19th century
3 0 c m
actual image size: 26cm x 22cm

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On 16 August 1819, a radical political meeting at St Peter's Field in Manchester was violently dispersed by the army. Journalist Richard Carlile reported the 'Peterloo massacre' in detail: 'No less than 300,000 people were assembled. The Yeomanry Cavalry made their charge. They cut down men, women and children, and appeared to attack with a thirst for blood.' Eleven demon-strators were killed and 400 wounded. The government arrested Carlile for seditious libel. Coloured aquatint

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1819 AD - 1819 AD
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