In the bicentenary year of the Peterloo Massacre this course will study the history of the events leading up to the massacre, competing historic interpretations, as well as its meaning and relevance in the struggle for democracy today.
Led by Mark Krantz, WEA tutor and author of Rise Like Lions: The History and Lessons of the Peterloo Massacre of 1819, each session will involve a presentation of material followed by an interactive discussion. This course will look at:
This course includes a visit to PHM’s main galleries and Labour History Archive & Study Centre to examine the relevant materials.
Suitable for 19+
Part of PHM’s year long programme exploring the past, present and future of protest, marking 200 years since the Peterloo Massacre; a major event in Manchester’s history, and a defining moment for Britain’s democracy.