Peterloo: the English Uprising

Poole, Robert orcid iconORCID: 0000-0001-9613-6401 (2019) Peterloo: the English Uprising. Oxford University Press (OUP), Oxford. ISBN 9780198783466

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The definitive account of the Peterloo Massacre of 1819 in Manchester, where the English pro-democracy movement met its Waterloo.
Based on over 400 eye-witness accounts, many of them newly discovered, and on the full range of Home Office archives, including the Private and Secret papers.
A radical revision of E. P. Thompsons classic Making of the English Working Class, emphasizing radical populism, English constitutionalism, the role of female reformers, and the effects of the Napoleonic wars.
An unforgettable portrait of Regency Manchester its corruption, its riots, its strikes, and its attempted uprisings.

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