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Published: 18 July 2019

480 Pages | 3 maps and 44 black & white illustrations


ISBN: 9780198783466

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The English Uprising

Robert Poole

  • 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.