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9HI Industrial Revolution - Great Britain: Protest & Movements

Protest & Movements

The Peterloo Massacre took place at St Peter's Field, Manchester, Lancashire, England on Monday 16 August 1819. Eighteen people died when cavalry charged into a crowd of around 60,000 people who had gathered to demand the reform of parliamentary representation.

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Dr Joe Cozens examines the historical significance of the Peterloo Massacre of 1819. Ideal for students studying AQA's Power and the People GCSE option and other British political courses. Also suitable for A Level History.

The Peterloo Massacre took place at St Peter's Field, Manchester, Lancashire, England on Monday 16 August 1819. Eighteen people died when cavalry charged into a crowd of around 60,000 people who had gathered to demand the reform of parliamentary representation.

The Chartist movement was the first mass movement driven by the working classes. It grew following the failure of the 1832 Reform Act to extend the vote beyond those owning property.

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