The Peterloo Massacre

I count myself amongst those who were all in favor of the police taking a hard line against the thugs and rioters wreaking havoc up and down the country last week, but it’s important to remember that sometimes those in authority can take things a bit too far, with predictably disastrous results. Take, for example, the events of August 16, 1819, when an peaceful protest … Continue reading The Peterloo Massacre