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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


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 Cato Street Conspiracy: Plotting, Counter-Intelligence and the Revolutionary Tradition in Britain and Ireland

Jason McElligott and Martin Conboy (eds)

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781526144980
eISBN:
9781526150547
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7765/9781526144997
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

On 23 February 1820 a group of radicals were arrested in Cato Street off the Edgware Road in London. They were within 60 minutes of setting out to assassinate the British cabinet. Five of the ... More


Commemorating Peterloo: Violence, Resilience, and Claim-making during the Romantic Era

Michael Demson and Regina Hewitt (eds)

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781474428569
eISBN:
9781474465007
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474428569.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

Two hundred years after the massacre of peaceful protestors who had gathered in St Peter's Field, Manchester, to hear 'Orator' Henry Hunt speak for Parliamentary Reform, this volume brings together ... 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


Protest and Subversion, 1790–1850

Nick Mansfield

in Soldiers as Citizens: Popular Politics and the Nineteenth-Century British Military

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781789620863
eISBN:
9781789623772
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781789620863.003.0004
Subject:
History, Military History

This chapter outlines government concerns about the danger of insurrection in the early nineteenth century and fear of soldiers’ subversion and involvement on the side of radical revolution. It ... 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


Custom

Robert Colls

in This Sporting Life: Sport and Liberty in England, 1760-1960

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780198208334
eISBN:
9780191874543
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198208334.003.0005
Subject:
History, Cultural History

Chapter 4 looks at ‘custom’ from the point of view of the Poor who by and large saw it as a vital part of who they were and where they lived. Between 1833 and 1840 the National Society for the ... More


Introduction

Michael Demson and Regina Hewitt

in Commemorating Peterloo: Violence, Resilience, and Claim-making during the Romantic Era

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781474428569
eISBN:
9781474465007
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474428569.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This Introduction provides an overview of the events that came to be known as the 'Peterloo Massacre' and of assessments that try to account for the violent reaction it received. Drawing on theories ... More


Peterloo, Ambivalence and Commemorative Culture

Stephen C. Behrendt

in Commemorating Peterloo: Violence, Resilience, and Claim-making during the Romantic Era

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781474428569
eISBN:
9781474465007
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474428569.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This chapter demonstrates that material culture responses to Peterloo (prints, textiles, ceramics, metalwork) were far more ambivalent about the consequences for civil and institutional reform than ... More


The Sounds of Peterloo

Ian Haywood

in Commemorating Peterloo: Violence, Resilience, and Claim-making during the Romantic Era

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781474428569
eISBN:
9781474465007
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474428569.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This chapter focuses on an overlooked aspect of the Peterloo massacre: its soundscape. While much critical attention has been given to radical discourse and print culture in early nineteenth-century ... More


Henry Hunt’s White Hat: The Long Tradition of Mute Sedition

Murray Pittock

in Commemorating Peterloo: Violence, Resilience, and Claim-making during the Romantic Era

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781474428569
eISBN:
9781474465007
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474428569.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This chapter examines Henry Hunt's signature white hat in the context of the use of the tradition of using colours and material objects to signify oppositional opinion while evading prosecution for ... More


Staging Protest and Repression: Guy Fawkes in Post-Peterloo Performance

Frederick Burwick

in Commemorating Peterloo: Violence, Resilience, and Claim-making during the Romantic Era

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781474428569
eISBN:
9781474465007
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474428569.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

In the aftermath of Peterloo many plays were performed that featured violent military repression directed against a gathering of the downtrodden. None of these plays could directly identify the stage ... More


Responses to Peterloo in Scotland, 1819–1822

Gerard Carruthers

in Commemorating Peterloo: Violence, Resilience, and Claim-making during the Romantic Era

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781474428569
eISBN:
9781474465007
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474428569.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This essay traces the rapid agitated reception of Peterloo in Scotland, especially in the lowland west among the skilled working class. It also looks at the responses of Scottish Tory writers, in the ... More


‘The Most Portentous Event in Modern History’: Ireland Before and After the Peterloo Massacre

James Kelly

in Commemorating Peterloo: Violence, Resilience, and Claim-making during the Romantic Era

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781474428569
eISBN:
9781474465007
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474428569.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This chapter looks at Irish responses to Peterloo. It looks at the relations between radical reformers and the movement for Catholic Emancipation. The kind of political repression that was enacted in ... More


Political Suicide: Castlereagh, Rebellion and Self-Directed Violence

Michelle Faubert

in Commemorating Peterloo: Violence, Resilience, and Claim-making during the Romantic Era

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781474428569
eISBN:
9781474465007
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474428569.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

Attention to the violence of the Peterloo Massacre of 1819 usually focuses on that of the soldiers who attacked the peaceful protesters gathered to demand equal representation and workers' rights. ... More


William Cobbett, ‘Resurrection Man’: The Peterloo Massacre and the Bones of Tom Paine

Katey Castellano

in Commemorating Peterloo: Violence, Resilience, and Claim-making during the Romantic Era

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781474428569
eISBN:
9781474465007
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474428569.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This chapter discusses William Cobbett's relationship to the Peterloo Massacre. First, it examines Cobbett's 'To the Journeymen and Labourers' (1816), a cheap, mass-produced pamphlet that provoked ... More


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