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  AllRefer.com - Peterloo massacre (British And Irish History) - Encyclopedia
Peterloo massacre, public disturbance in St. Peter's Field, Manchester, England, Aug. 16, 1819, also called the Manchester massacre.
A crowd of some 60,000 men, women, and children were peaceably gathered under the leadership of Henry Hunt to petition Parliament for the repeal of the corn laws and for parliamentary reform.
The name Peterloo, later given the incident, was suggested by the name Waterloo.
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 ninemsn Encarta - Multimedia - Peterloo Massacre
The notorious Peterloo Massacre at St Peter’s Fields in Manchester on August 16, 1819, occurred when the local cavalry yeomanry attacked a peaceful radical meeting in support of political reform.
The resulting casualties included nine men and two women killed, and over 400 people injured, and the magistrates had to fall back on regular troops to clear the crowd.
The incident was soon dubbed the Peterloo Massacre, in a play of words on the Battle of Waterloo.
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 Humanities Research - Museums of the Future Part 1
Even in the 1880s there were a dozen or so 'Peterloo Veterans' in the village of Failsworth, a few miles from central Manchester, who met in their local Liberal Club surrounded by the banners they had carried on that tragic day more than sixty years before.
Few historians have given much attention to the inscriptions and pictorial representations on the banners and flags carried in demonstrations and parades, 17 but their importance in popular politics was evident to radicals and the authorities alike.
It was no accident that Peterloo commenced with the command to the Yeomanry Cavalry to 'have at their banners', and, as one of the victims, Samuel Bamford, vividly recalled, the contest for them continued throughout that fateful day in 1819.
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 Peterloo   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
In the battle of Waterloo Napoleon was defeated at Waterloo; in the Peterloo Massacre the military defeated the working class at Saint Peter’s field.
Everyone who was involved in The Peterloo Massacre did something wrong, but I think the main person who should take responsibility for causing the massacre to end in bloodshed was Henry Hunt.
During the Peterloo Massacre William Hulton instructed Joseph Nadin to arrest Henry Hunt and the other leaders of the demonstration.
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 Peterloo Massacre
After ten minutes of havoc and slaughter, the field was deserted except for the broken hustings platform, bodies of the dead, wounded and dying.
A soldier of the Yeomanry company, who had fought at Waterloo in 1815, likened the carnage to that battlefield, and the term "Peterloo" took hold, and survives as an historic event even today.
After news of the massacre spread across Britain, local authorities clamped down on all public meetings, in breach of all laws to the contrary, and took severe measures to ensure public order.
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 Untitled Document   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
It is estimated the 60 000 – 80 000 men, women and children attended the meeting (The Peterloo Massacre).
The cavalrymen, some of which were believed to have been drunk, charged into the crowd and began to brandish their sabers in an attempt to reach the leaders (The Peterloo Massacre).
The Peterloo massacre highlighted Britain’s growing disenchantment with its system of government and showed its deep desire and commitment for social change.
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 The Mediadrome - History - Peterloo Massacre
The repression raised national outrage and the cause of reform stopped being the cry of fringe radicals and became a popular goal.
Samuel Bamford was present at the Manchester protest that became known as "Peterloo".
Amongst the meetings for reform held in the early part of the summer of 1819 were the one which took place on Spa Fields, London, at which Mr.
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 Peterloo Massacre
James Wroe was at the meeting and he described the attack on the crowd in the next edition of the Manchester Observer.
Moderate reformers in Manchester were appalled by the decisions of the magistrates and the behaviour of the soldiers.
After the Peterloo Massacre Viscount Sidmouth, the Home Secretary, sent a letter of congratulations to the Manchester magistrates for the action they had taken.
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 Encyclopedia: Peterloo Massacre   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
Jump to: navigation, search August 16 is the 228th day of the year (229th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar.
The Masque of Anarchy is a political poem written in 1819 by Percy Bysshe Shelley following the Peterloo massacre of that year.
Following the Peterloo massacre of August 16, 1819, the UK government acted to prevent any future disturbances by the introduction of new legislation, the so-called Six Acts which labelled any meeting for radical reform as an overt act of treasonable conspiracy.
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 Chartism, the Anti-Corn Law League & the Reform Movement in Manchester
The Peterloo Massacre successfully stifled Manchester's bid for reform for a decade.
Political reform was in the air and the people of Manchester and the numerous spinning and weaving towns surrounding it, were at the vanguard of the movement.
A Chartist meeting was held at Kersal Moor in September 1838, despite the Peterloo Massacre, and a second at the same site in May 1839.
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 Peterloo Poets, Poetry Publishers
‘For three decades and more, Harry Chambers, the Publishing Director of Peterloo Poets, has been one of the great "hearers and hearteners" of the work being done in British and Irish poetry.
Peterloo Poets, which celebrated its 25th anniversary in 2001, is a publishing house that has earned the trust of readers and writers alike; it has managed to keep the art in touch with its traditions and alive to its possibilities.'
‘Peterloo Poets is a small publishing house run by Harry Chambers in Cornwall.
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 Development History   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
Peterloo Estates represents a number if special purpose vehicles developing and investing for its own portfolio and on behalf of its clients.
The success of Peterloo can be attributed to its founder Stephen Barker.
Peterloo's comprehensive understanding and keen interest in finance means their investment project's yield an increasing profit stream that attract Institutional investment.
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 The Peterloo Massacre
They began to add their voices to those of the expanding middle class, who were already clamouring for reform of what up to now had been a rich man's club - and the rich were not keen on the idea at all.
Universal manhood suffrage was perhaps just a distant dream, but what people were groping toward was an end to the system of Rotten Boroughs, where the electorate could be bribed, and Pocket Boroughs, where seats were at the disposal of a patron or patrons.
The incident quickly became known as the Peterloo Massacre - an allusion to the Battle of Waterloo four years earlier.
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 Faber Music (Pe to Pg) from Faber Music Publishing at Music 44
Peterloo' is the derisive name given to an incident on 16th August 1819, in St. Peter's Fields, Manchester, when an orderly crowd of some 8,000 people met to hear a speech on political reform.
On the orders of the magistrates they were interrupted by the Yeomanry, who attempted to seize the banners they carried, and to arrest their speaker, Henry Hunt.
Peterloo is the derisive name given to an incident on 16 August 1819, in St Peter's Fields, Manchester, when an orderly crowd of some 8,000 people met to hear a speech on political reform.
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 George Austin on a recent telling of the Peterloo Massacre
He had to turn down a safe parliamentary seat in 1820, and even in 1841, while campaigning for the Tory candidate in Bolton, he was attacked and had to be rescued by party workers as his assailants chanted ‘Peterloo’.
He continued to believe he had done nothing wrong and described August 16th 1819 as ‘the proudest day of my life.’ It was not his only questionable action.
By the time of the Peterloo Massacre, my Hulton line had travelled socially far from William Hulton’s and they were listed as farmers, publicans, bleachers, weavers and shopkeepers.
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 Peterloo Massacre --  Britannica Concise Encyclopedia - The online encyclopedia you can trust!
To radicals and reformers Peterloo came to symbolize Tory callousness and tyranny.
The August meeting was the culmination of a series of political rallies held in 1819, a year of industrial depression and high food prices.
Hunt and the other radical leaders were arrested, tried, and convicted—Hunt being sent to prison for two years.
www.britannica.com /ebc/article-9059461   (1044 words)

 From Peterloo To The Pankhursts: Manchester Radicals - 24 Hour Museum - official guide to UK museums, galleries, ...
The Peterloo Massacre is one of the most infamous events in British history, but Manchester has many other connections to popular radical politics.
Beginning in the aftermath of the French Revolution in 1792 the trail moves on to look at the Peterloo Massacre – where it happened, who was there and where you can find out more.
The trail finishes with a political struggle that rumbled into the twentieth century – the role of the Pankhursts in the long fight for female suffrage.
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 Shelley in 1819: The Peterloo Poems   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
Some of Shelley's most powerful and radical poetry was written in 1819 in response to political tumults of that year and, in particular, the Peterloo Massacre.
On August 16, a huge but peaceful protest in Manchester by members of the working class seeking political reform was attacked without provocation by mounted troops.
Shelley was living in exile in Italy, but the news of Peterloo stung him into fury.
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 poetrymagazines.org.uk - Three first timers
In their different ways these three volumes have a feel of maturity about their author’s work, but a maturity that, for whatever reason, has found it hard to attain first collection status earlier.
That Peterloo has now picked them up is commendable in doing what is the first duty of any poetry publisher, namely to give new poets a proper public hearing, provided the quality is there.
Of the three poets, Roger Caldwell is most a poet of ideas – doubtless as a consequence of being, perhaps, the first poet ever to have been driven out of the arms of the Muse and into the more rarified world of philosophy.
www.poetrymagazines.org.uk /magazine/record.asp?id=5294   (589 words)

 The Peterloo Massacre | Manchester Massacre | St. Peter's Field | Questia.com Online Library
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 How far does the evidence in the sources suggest that the Peterloo Massacre in Manchester in 1819 was caused by ...
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 Passages in the Life of a Radical-on the Peterloo Massacre
Passages in the Life of a Radical-on the Peterloo Massacre
At this demonstration, troops moved in to break up the unarmed crowd.
The "Peterloo Massacre" was followed by ten years of very reaction government, with restrictions on the press and other repressive legislation.
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 Peterloo Massacre --  Encyclopædia Britannica   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
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This new collection opens with a section of haunting lyric poems, has a central narrative sequence based on the trials of Guthlac, the hermit saint of Crowland in Lincolnshire, and ends with a section celebrating the flora, fauna, and human activity in the immediate environs of the poets home near Huntingdon.
There is a strong sense of the rotation of the seasons in this volume, which contains poems about the elements fire, earth, water; poems about rats, herons, magpies, and a peahen called Cleopatra; and a epiphany for “all worn-out, baggy, threadbare things.”
Stuart Henson’s first volume, The Impossible Jigsaw was published by Peterloo in 1985.
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 Peterloo Massacre History Summary
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The Peterloo Massacre took place at St Peter's Fields, Manchester, England, on 16 August 1819.
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 MSN Encarta - Search Results - Peterloo Massacre   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
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Peterloo Massacre, famous and violent incident at St Peter’s Fields in Manchester on August 16, 1819, when troops called by magistrates to arrest the...
Manchester was the scene of the Peterloo Massacre (August 1819), when 11 demonstrators, out of a crowd of 60,000 petitioning for repeal of the Corn...
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 The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition: Peterloo massacre @ HighBeam Research   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
PETERLOO MASSACRE [Peterloo massacre] public disturbance in St. Peter's Field, Manchester, England, Aug. 16, 1819, also called the Manchester massacre.
Bibliography: See F. Bruton, Three Accounts of Peterloo (1921); studies by G. Kestevan (1967) and J. Marlow (1969).
Our archive contains millions of documents from thousands of sources and goes back over 23 years.
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 waterloo peterloo - Books, journals, articles @ The Questia Online Library
WATERLOO TO PETERLOO WATERLOO WATERLOO TO PETERLOO by R. WHITE Follow of Downing College, and...great failure of nerve which is called "Victorianism".
...centrepiece of R.J. Whites Waterloo to Peterloo, is better known...labelled Peterloo, or the Peterloo massacre, in ironic...reference to the battle of Waterloo which had taken place...also a veteran of Waterloo.
There was no small fear of revolution after Waterloo (the "Peterloo" Massacre in Manchester in 1819 was so named in derisive reference to the great battle and the duke).
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