Lot 29: 1819 Peterloo Massacre: a particularly rare and good glass picture graphica
November 5, 2016
Near Reading, United KingdomLive Auction
Description: 1819 Peterloo Massacre: a particularly rare and good glass picture graphically depicting the Manchester Yeomanry dispersing the crowd, in original frame, 296 x 395mm overall commemorative, commemoratives, commemorate, politics, political
Notes: * On 16th August 1819 a huge crowd assembled at St Peter’s Field in Manchester to hear the orator Henry Hunt. Acting upon instructions of the local magistrates the Yeomanry endeavoured to disperse the crowd. In the ensuing mayhem fifteen people were killed and many hundreds injured.