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Peterloo and After: A Yorkshire Perspective

Peterloo and After: A Yorkshire Perspective
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21 Aug 2019 6pm - 7pm

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Leeds Central Library

Municipal Buildings, Calverley Street, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS1 3AB

Join Professor Malcolm Chase for a fascinating and timely local history talk, exploring the events of 1819 at 'Peterloo'and their impact in Yorkshire. 

1820 was a year of European revolutions. The events of these twelve months were probably the greatest test any peacetime British government confronted during the nineteenth-century. He will argue that historical understanding of 1820 has long been clouded by an over-emphasis on the constitutional crisis caused by the attempt of King George IV to divorce his Queen (Caroline), while the continuing problems of post-war economic and social dislocation have been less-clearly understood.

This talk is sponsered by the Ford-Maguire Society, who are kindly providing refreshments

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