Who was to Blame for the Peterloo Massacre?
The Peterloo massacre occurred after the war with France ended in 1815. Though the war may have been finished, the worst was yet to come. Life became difficult as unemployment was elevating and bread was very expensive. Child and women slavery was at its peak and in the summer of 1819, there was bloodshed.
On August 16 1819, 60,000 men, women, and children assembled in St. Peter's Fields in Manchester to hear the famous speaker Henry 'Orator' Hunt criticise the government. The day began peacefully as bands played and groups marched carrying banners with slogans similar to 'Votes for All'.…
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