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Late Regency Happening: The Peterloo Massacre

On August 16, 1819, the Peterloo Massacre occurred at St. Peter’s Field in Manchester. A crowd of 60,000-80,000 had gathered to protest the lack of parliamentary representation for the heavily populated industrialized areas. With the end of the Napoleonic Wars … Continue reading

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