History

Nick Mansfield on the 200th anniversary of the Peterloo Massacre

2019 marks the 200th anniversary of the Peterloo Massacre, when pro-democracy campaigners were violently dispersed by soldiers, with 18 dead and many hundreds injured. The name 'Peterloo' was adopted by critics of the attack, as a deliberate and ironic comparison with Wellington's glorious victory over Napoleon at the Battle of Waterloo in 1815. This key … Continue reading