The Tstory of Peterloo

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Francis Archibald Bruton

Narrated By: Phil Benson

Publisher: LibriVox

Date: January 2017

Duration: 1 hours 43 minutes

Summary:

On 16th August 1819 around 60,000 people gathered at St. Peter’s Fields, Manchester, to rally for parliamentary reform. Shortly after the meeting began, a troop of Hussars and local yeomanry rode into the crowd, wielding clubs, swords and sabres, leaving 18 dead and more than 700 severely injured. In the following years, the Peterloo Massacre was the subject of several trials and inquiries. It now counts as one of the most significant events in the history of the British labour movement. Francis Archibald Bruton’s account of the day’s events, published for its centenary and based on a detailed examination of contemporary accounts, is both dispassionate and moving.(Introduction by Phil Benson)

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Tstory of Peterloo

by Francis Archibald Bruton

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Tstory of Peterloo, Francis Archibald Bruton