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Offline Ray T

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Re: Manchester "Peterloo"
« Reply #27 on: Sunday 07 April 19 15:03 BST (UK) »
That’s what, to me, didn’t come across in the film. Too few people in the crowd, a limited amount of blood and gore, no mention of the ongoing problems into the evening/night, totally ignoring the many places people came from.

The most amusing thing for me was the film makers understanding of the term “moorland”. There is evidence that, prior to the event, participants had been “drilling on the moors”. These would have been lowland moors rather than the high moors the film depicted. It was particularly amusing to see a party of protestors travelling in from Oldham over high level moors whereas, in reality, the journey from Oldham to Manchester is largely downhill all the way.

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Re: Manchester "Peterloo"
« Reply #28 on: Sunday 07 April 19 15:26 BST (UK) »
The right to vote. as fought for by the Radicals, was a long time in coming to the UK & Universal Suffrage was only realized in Northern Ireland in 1968.
Tv programme  on BBC4 last week "Border Country: When Ireland Was Divided" was "an evocative  mix of archive footage and personal reminiscences". It included the civil rights campaign of the late 1960s and footage of enthusiastic use of truncheons on demonstrators. The difference with Peterloo is that people saw the incidents on tv news.

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Re: Manchester "Peterloo"
« Reply #29 on: Monday 08 April 19 09:43 BST (UK) »
The Scottish Insurrection of 1820 was actually organised by government agents, the weavers were encouraged to rise and were defeated by the military at Bonnymuir. Public beheadings followed.

https://www.electricscotland.com/history/1820/1820_rising.htm

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