Peterloo: The English Uprising

Event Type: Branch

Takes Place: 4th December 2019

Time: 7.30pm

Venue: Queen's College, Taunton

Description: The lecturer will provide an analysis of the events of 16 August 1819, when a huge rally of reformers was dispersed by armed forces who, in doing so, perpetrated the ‘Peterloo Massacre’. The speaker will explain why this happened. The background to the event will be considered and the reasons for the reaction of the authorities will be assessed.

How to book: There is no need to book though a school party or a large group might alert the organiser beforehand that they intend to come along.

Price: £2.00, payable on the door

Tel: 01823 353749


Organiser: Geoffrey Bisson

Lecturer: Professor Robert Poole, University of Central Lancashire

Comments: Tea, coffee, and biscuits will be available as well as mince pies and a glass of wine, free of charge.

Region: South-West England

Branch: Taunton Deane

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