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Three Accounts of Peterloo

Francis Archibald Bruton (1860-1929)

1. 0 - Front matter, Introduction
2. 1 - Bishop Stanley
3. 2 - Bishop Stanley's evidence at the trial
4. 3 - Sir William Joliffe
5. 4 - John Benjamin Smith
6. 5 - Appendices

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A companion volume to F.A. Bruton's 'The Story of Peterloo', the full title of this short collection is 'Three Accounts of Peterloo by Eyewitnesses, Bishop Stanley, Lord Hylton, John Benjamin Smith with Bishop Stanley's Evidence at the Trial'. The three contemporary accounts, each with a short introduction by the editor, give different perspectives on the events of 16 August 1819, when a troop of Hussars accompanied by the local Yeomanry rode into a peaceful reform rally at St. Peter's Fields, Manchester, leaving 18 dead and more than 700 injured.