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The Victims of Peterloo

08/02/2014 11:00 am
08/02/2014 1:00 pm

August 1819: troops charged 60,000 Mancunians on a public holiday at a rally called to lower the price of bread and demand the vote. More than a dozen people were killed and hundreds injured in what soon became known as the Peterloo Massacre.

Today we look at the tragic victims. Those who died; how they were killed and where they died. Those who were injured and what compensation they received. And how the Tory government made amends (or not).

Peterloo 5

For more details on this dreadful day, see elsewhere on this website:

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