The Peterloo Massacre

The Peterloo Massacre

Paperback (31 May 2018) | English

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***The subject of the new major film by Mike Leigh***

Unity of the oppressed can make a difference in politically uncertain times

A peaceful protest turned tragedy; this is the true story of the working class fight for the vote.

On August 16 1819, in St Peter's Field, Manchester, a large non-violent gathering demanding parliamentary reform turned into a massacre, leaving many dead and hundreds more injured.

This catastrophic event was one of the key moments of the age, a political awakening of the working class, and eventually led to ordinary people gaining suffrage. In this definitive account Joyce Marlow tells the stories of the real people involved and brings to life the atrocity the government attempted to cover up.

The Peterloo Massacre is soon to be the subject of a major film directed by Mike Leigh.

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Book information

ISBN: 9781785038648
Publisher: Ebury Publishing
Imprint: Ebury Press
Pub date:
DEWEY: 942.733073
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: ix, 278 , 8 unnumbered of plates
Weight: 216g
Height: 129mm
Width: 198mm
Spine width: 19mm