Maison de la Recherche, 28 rue Serpente, Paris 6e, de 17h à 18h30
(La séance aura lieu en présentiel uniquement).
Jeudi 3 février à 17h, salle D040 : Robert Poole (University of Central Lancashire), ‘After Peterloo: the British Risings of 1819-20’.
The nine months after the ‘Peterloo massacre’ of 16 August 1819 saw a dramatic series of mass protests and attempted uprisings. The best known are those described in Malcolm Chase’s book 1820: the Cato Street conspiracy to assassinate the government in London, and the subsequent rebellions in Yorkshire, Ireland, and Scotland. 1819 however saw an extensive series of protests which continued and intensified the ‘mass platform’ movement which led up to Peterloo. These varied from official town and county meetings sanctioned by local authorities to secretive gatherings in the north intended to set off armed uprisings. This paper will look at the connections between the mass platform movement and the armed conspiracies, asking: how close did Britain come to revolution after Peterloo?
History of Parliament video: ‘What Happened After Peterloo?’ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sLl_RA4kxs0