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Peterloo People


Peterloo People

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Imagine the ordinary working folk and their families, whose lives were affected by the events of 16th of August, 1819. Lack of job opportunities, gloomy prospects and increased costs were some of the factors that led to their witness at St Peter’s fields. Consider also those who influenced the events and the political atmosphere. Researchers will not find Peterloo People in historical reference books. The literary style aims to introduce this important political milestone through fiction. Real people and events give historical anchors to put flesh on the anonymous participants in what became known as The Peterloo Massacre. This is not a clinical history. A potpourri of passions gives the reader the chance to walk in those shoes of the men, women and children, old and young, impoverished and privileged to the peaceful protest. Barbara Keeley MP, says: “Peterloo People is a creative and reflective commemoration of one of the most important episodes in the history of Manchester.”

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