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Peterloo Memorial
Birth: unknown
Death: Aug. 16, 1819

Om 16th August 1819 a crowd gathered in St. Peter's Field, manchester, to hear the radical orator Henry Hunt, who favoured annual parliaments and the extension of the vote. The military, fearing insurrection, charged the peaceful and unarmed crowd. In the ensuing melee, 15 died, one shot, the rest sabred or trampled. The event was referred to as 'Peterloo' in mocking reference to the battle of Waterloo, and became a landmark in the progress to universal suffrage. Note: there is now a new red circular plaque that has replaced the prior blue one. It reads, "St Peter's Fields, The Peterloo Massacre". On 16 August 1819 a peaceful rally of 60,000 pro-democracy reformers, men, women and children, was attacked by armed cavalry resulting in 15 deaths and over 600 injuries." (bio by: David Conway) 

Cause of death: sabred and/or trampled
Saint Peters Street
Metropolitan Borough of Manchester
Greater Manchester, England
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: David Conway
Record added: Oct 06, 2002
Find A Grave Memorial# 6826013
Peterloo Memorial
Added by: David Conway
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- James Snow
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God bless. Rest in peace.
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