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Ballads and songs of Peterloo

Alison Morgan

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781784993122
eISBN:
9781526138668
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781784993122.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This book is the first edited collection of poems and songs written in the immediate aftermath of the Peterloo Massacre in 1819. Of the seventy or so poems included in the anthology, many were ... More


The Revival of Radicalism, 1807–15

Katrina Navickas

in Loyalism and Radicalism in Lancashire, 1798-1815

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780199559671
eISBN:
9780191721120
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199559671.003.0007
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter charts the revival of political agitation from 1806. It was a revival on a scale not seen since the early 1790s and much earlier than historians of the postwar ‘mass platform’ have ... More


Crucibles of liberty and ruin

Katy Layton-Jones

in Beyond the Metropolis: The changing image of urban Britain, 1780-1880

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780719099694
eISBN:
9781526104038
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719099694.003.0006
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

In chapter five, attention turns to nineteenth-century attempts to represent the increasingly incendiary politics of urban Britain. The long nineteenth century was a period of significant political ... More


Peterloo and the changing definition of seditious assembly

Katrina Navickas

in Protest and the Politics of Space and Place, 1789-1848

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780719097058
eISBN:
9781526104144
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719097058.003.0003
Subject:
History, Social History

The Peterloo Massacre of 16 August 1819 in Manchester was the defining event of this period. It unified radical groups across northern England and indeed Britain in a shared abhorrence of the ... More


Introduction

Alison Morgan

in Ballads and songs of Peterloo

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781784993122
eISBN:
9781526138668
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781784993122.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter begins by outlining the events leading up to the Peterloo Massacre on 16th August 1819 and its immediate aftermath with a particular focus on the response in the radical and loyalist ... More


‘Rise Britons, rise now from your slumber’: the revolutionary call to arms

Alison Morgan

in Ballads and songs of Peterloo

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781784993122
eISBN:
9781526138668
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781784993122.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This section begins by briefly examining the historical provenance of the poetic trope of awakening and its significance within radical culture prior to Peterloo, as well as those poems and songs ... More


Shelley's Metaleptic Imagination And The Future Of Modern Sovereignty

Kir Kuiken

in Imagined Sovereignties: Toward a New Political Romanticism

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780823257676
eISBN:
9780823261758
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823257676.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

Focusing on Shelley's use of the trope of metalepsis to define the imagination, this chapter argues that Shelley develops a theory of history and of the creative act that is not centered in an ... More


‘To the last drop of my blood’: melodrama and politics in late Georgian England

Robert Poole

in "Politics, performance and popular culture": Theatre and society in nineteenth-century Britain

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780719091698
eISBN:
9781526109989
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719091698.003.0002
Subject:
History, Social History

In late eighteenth and early nineteenth-century England, politics was often conceived in theatrical terms. This chapter surveys the landscape of political melodrama in England during the age of ... More


‘Love, bitter wrong, freedom, sad pity, and lust of power’: politics and performance in 1820

Malcolm Chase

in "Politics, performance and popular culture": Theatre and society in nineteenth-century Britain

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780719091698
eISBN:
9781526109989
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719091698.003.0011
Subject:
History, Social History

This chapter uses the momentous year of 1820 as the lens through which to investigate the convergence of the dramatic and the radical. In the wake of ‘Peterloo’ the previous August, the Tory ... More


Bright Stars and Close Bosom-Friends: Keats, Cornwall and ‘Cockney’ Politics

in Bright Stars: John Keats, Barry Cornwall and Romantic Literary Culture

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846312113
eISBN:
9781846315145
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781846312113.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

This chapter examines the political points of contact between Bryan Cornwall and John Keats. It discusses the poems of Cornwall, Keats and Percy Bysshe Shelley written weeks after the 1819 Peterloo ... More


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