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Peterloo: The English Uprising - Robert Poole

On 16 August 1819 at St Peter’s Field Manchester armed cavalry attacked a peaceful rally of 60,000 pro-democracy reformers. With more than 600 injured or killed it was the bloodiest political event of the 19th century on British soil. Using hundreds of eye-witness accounts, many of them newly-discovered, leading historian Robert Poole tells the extraordinary story of that day and sheds a new light on the build-up and aftermath of the Peterloo Massacre.

Tickets - £9