Photograph: Ste Gidzy
Peterloo For Schools
Having ended the 200 year neglect and white-washing of the memory of Peterloo, we now need to ensure that future generations remember and appreciate the contribution of Peterloo and England's radical heritage to the development of modern-day democracy.

With the creation of a free-to-download schools' edition Peterloo Graphic novel - created in collaboration with the Age of Revolution project - there's no excuse for leaving this pivotal chapter of English history out of the nation curriculum.

Other Recommended Resources

Here it is - the definitive account of the Peterloo Massacre by UK's leading Peterloo Historian, Robert Poole, Peterloo: the English Uprising (OUP).
Prologue can be read here.
This unforgettable portrait of Regency Manchester, based on over 400 eye-witness accounts, is the authoritative investigation into Peterloo, delving into the circumstances, conflicts, corruption and attempted uprisings which contributed to this landmark chapter of English radical history.
Order yours now.

Published in May 2019 and written and illustrated by members of the Peterloo Memorial Campaign, this verbatim graphic novel, Peterloo - Witnesses to a massacre, brings the story to life through the voices of people present at Peterloo.
More details here.

Have a look at this excellent new interactive map created by
Dr Katrina Navickas, using data from our names lists.

And if you haven't already, take a look at our detailed list of the names of all those who we know were there at Peterloo, and to see if you have a link to them by name, location or occupation.

Produced by Ocean Cad, this animation clearly shows the sequence of events as they took place on St. Peter's Field on the 16th August 1819.

All Things Considered contains news and information about all things Peterloo-related and is a place for people to exchange ideas, to explore new activities, make new contacts, sell, share, learn, chat and generally put the world to rights.

The John Rylands Library houses one of the finest collections of rare books, manuscripts and archives in the world. This Bulletin publishes research that complements the Library's special collections.

The Peterloo Witness project has collected and transcribed virtually all the eye-witness evidence for Peterloo. 350 eye-witness accounts in all, together with information about over a thousand people who were there.