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The Peterloo Massacre, 16 August 1819 - The Peterloo Massacre occurred at St Peter's Field, Manchester, on 16 August 1819, when cavalry charged into a crowd who had gathered to demand the reform of parliamentary representation.

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Books are listed in order of year of publication - newest titles are at the top. There are 6 books in this booklist

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  • Cover image of book Peterloo: Witnesses to a Massacre by Polyp, Poole and Schlunke
    Peterloo: Witnesses to a Massacre - by Polyp, Poole and Schlunke

    £11.99   paperback   (2019) - ISBN 13: 9781780264752 | ISBN 10: 1780264755

    The explosive tale of Peterloo, told ‘verbatim’ style through the voices of those who were there. More than 15 people died and 600 were severely wounded by sabre-wielding troops at a peaceful pro-democracy rally. This is a visual account of the 1 ... more

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  • Cover image of book Peterloo: The Story of the Manchester Massacre by Jacqueline Riding
    Peterloo: The Story of the Manchester Massacre - by Jacqueline Riding

    £8.99   paperback   (2019) - ISBN 13: 9781786695840 | ISBN 10: 1786695847

    "A superb account of one of the defining moments in modern British history"(Tristram Hunt) On a hot late summer's day, a crowd of 60,000 gathered in St Peter's Field. They came from all over Lancashire – ordinary working-class men, women and chi ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Peterloo Massacre by Robert Reid
    The Peterloo Massacre - by Robert Reid

    £9.99   paperback   (2018) - ISBN 13: 9781786090409 | ISBN 10: 1786090406

    The Peterloo Massacre is a revealing and compelling account of that event, one of the darkest days in Britain's social history.   On 16 August 1819, a strong force of yeomanry and regular cavalry charged into a crowd of more than 100,000 worke ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Peterloo Massacre by Joyce Marlow
    The Peterloo Massacre - by Joyce Marlow

    £9.99   paperback   (2018) - ISBN 13: 9781785038648 | ISBN 10: 1785038648

    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 ... more

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  • Cover image of book Peterloo: Voices, Sabres and Silence by Graham Phythian
    Peterloo: Voices, Sabres and Silence - by Graham Phythian

    £16.99   paperback   (2018) - ISBN 13: 9780750967495 | ISBN 10: 0750967498

    On 16 August 1819 on St Peter’s Field, Manchester, a peaceful demonstration of some 60,000 workers and reformers was brutally dispersed by sabrewielding cavalry, resulting in at least fifteen dead and over 600 injured. Within days the slaughter was ... more

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  • Cover image of book Return to Peterloo by Robert Poole
    Return to Peterloo - by Robert Poole

    £12.99   paperback   (2014) - ISBN 13: 9781859362259 | ISBN 10: 1859362257

    The Peterloo massacre of 1819 is one of the landmarks of British history. Notwithstanding the weeks of legal argument and the decades of noisy disputes about who was responsible, the sheer quantity of information is exceptional, so the basic facts ha ... more

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