Peterloo: The Story of the Manchester Massacre.
Foreword by Mike Leigh. Picture the scene at St Peter's Field, Manchester. 16 August 1819. A crowd of 60,000 gather to demand reform of England's corrupt electoral system. The end of the day, 15 people including two women and a child were dead or dying, and 650 more were injured, after an attack by British army regulars and local yeomanry. Riding's vivid writing and thorough research make this a book that is difficult to put down. Head of Zeus Ltd, London. 2018. Paper. NEW. $14.00