The Peterloo Massacre

Historian and author Jacqueline Riding discusses the tragic events of August 1819

18th August 1819: 'The Massacre of Peterloo or Britons Strike Home', by George Cruikshank (Photo by Spencer Arnold/Getty Images)

Historian and author Jacqueline Riding discusses the tragic events of August 1819, where cavalry dispersed a large meeting for political reform in Manchester, leading to several deaths and hundreds of injuries. Jacqueline also consulted on the Peterloo film which is released in a few days’ time

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