Peterloo Massacre


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Peterloo Massacre

(ˌpiːtəˈluː)
n
(Historical Terms) an incident at St Peter's Fields, Manchester, in 1819 in which a radical meeting was broken up by a cavalry charge, resulting in about 500 injuries and 11 deaths
[C19: from St Peter's Fields + Waterloo]
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I WAS very interested to read the article in The Journal (August 14) about the 200th anniversary of the Peterloo Massacre, in which mounted Yeomanry and Hussars, using sabres, attacked a peaceful crowd who had gathered to hear speeches calling for parliamentary reform, leading to 18 people being killed.
Eleven died in the Peterloo Massacre. 1888: TE Lawrence - Lawrence of Arabia - born.
Eleven died in what became known as the Peterloo Massacre. 1888: TE Lawrence - Lawrence of Arabia - was born in Tremadoc, Caernarvonshire.
At least 11 people died in what became known as the Peterloo Massacre.
Eighteen people were killed and hundreds more injured during the Peterloo Massacre, a landmark moment in British political history.
Tomorrow's the bicentenary of the Peterloo Massacre. The events at St Peter's Field in Manchester in 1819, when 15 protestors were killed and hundreds injured, are known to many and were highlighted in Mike Leigh's film.
Manchester's permanent memorial to the Peterloo Massacre is now on public view - in time for the 200th anniversary of the epoch-making event.
The town's Heritage Group has sent a wreath to be laid on a new memorial marking the 1819 Peterloo Massacre in Manchester.
Friday Peterloo: The Massacre That Changed Britain BBC Radio 4, 11am Guardian editor-in-chief Katharine Viner charts the story of the infamous Peterloo Massacre that happened in Manchester 200 years ago.
AUGUST 2019 is the 200th anniversary of the Peterloo Massacre which exposed the economic gap between north and south, a gap which remains as large today, as does the deficit in political representation which caused the protests and the cavalry charge that saw 18 people die.